SIZAR ALEXIS

Sizar Alexis is a Stockholm-based designer that experiments with minimal sculptural and geometrical shapes. His work is strongly influenced by his deep interest for Brutalism where he mixes the rawness and a serene like feeling in his design objects.

He constantly strives to experiment with objects that challenge the surroundings with its symmetrical shapes and robustness yet tidiness in volume. A raw and imperfect surface, carefully built to give the design objects its character and a sense of serenity.


BACKGROUND AND HISTORY

Sizar Alexis was born in northern Iraq; in a small town called Ankawa a suburb to Erbil. He later migrated to Sweden with his family in 1997. As a Chaldean he originate from the ancient Mesopotamia that dates back to 5000 BC, in modern days roughly corresponding to most of Iraq. Ankawa today have grown in land-size and inhabitants with a majority group of which are Chaldeans.

Chaldeans are Semetic-speaking nation that existed from the late 10th century BC. Chaldeans lived in the beginning in the southeastern corner of Mesopotamia they later migrated to Babylonia with king Nabopolassar (658 BC – 605 BC) a Chaldean king that ruled Babylon from ca 625 – 605 BC.

Nebukadnessar II (604-562), son of Nabopolassar, inherited the empire and ruled very successfully. He managed to consolidate the kingdom and rebuild Babylon. Nebuchadnezzar II is also known for having built Babylon's hanging gardens, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.


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