The second item in the bamboo-steel collection that Japanese design house Nendo introduced with a chair at Milan’s 2011 Salone, the Bamboo-Steel Table explores Taiwan’s history of bamboo furniture with a modern steel interpretation of the material for Taiwan-based Han Gallery.
Led by Dutch designer Gijs Bakker, Han Gallery seeks to translate the ideas of traditional Chinese culture into modern furnishings for homes and hospitality settings
Bamboo furniture is traditionally made by cutting notches into the wood to connect pieces, by bending it, or by slicing it into strips that are woven together. Nendo applied the latter technique to steel pipe to create its table; the tubular base transitions into delicate ribbons woven together to form a top that retains the delicate appearance of bamboo. The table’s traditional hexagonal pattern is derived from one traditionally used to make baskets and other containers in rural Taiwan.
The new collection includes large (70 centimeters high by 60 centimeters in diameter) and small (45 centimeters high by 45 centimeters in diameter) versions of the design, powder-coated in white.
Source : Han Gallery