Móveis de Bambú

29/04/2010

Tenho visto muitos móveis de bambú últimamente, eles estão ficando cada vez mais complexos e engenhosos. Espero encontrar móveis como esses em breve nas lojas. Acredito que o bambú tem muito potêncial.

bamboo furniture system is part of the selection of indian contemporary design production in
designboom’s curated exhibition ‘asia_now’, a show at dwell on design in los angeles, in june 25 – 27, 2010.

‘truss me’ is a sustainable furniture system developed my indian designer sandeep sangaru.
designboom promotes the use of bamboo in the fields of architecture and design and we
asked sandeep to document his ongoing bamboo project for our readers.
the concept behind the collection explores new construction possibilities with solid bamboo poles –
strictus dendocalmus – and splits, using modular forms and lamination joints for new applications.
enjoy!

the strong fibers of bamboo can withstand compression and tensile loads.
using the properties of the fibers, ‘truss me’ was developed on a technique of splitting
and laminating the poles with another strip of split bamboo. when the glue cures,
the laminated module acts like a truss.

the ‘truss me’ protoypes were developed with the help of a group of artisans in the village of sankhela,
tripura, india, a region which has an abundant bamboo resource, cultivated in organized plantations
by local farmers.

all of the products are completely handcrafted. the components used for construction are modular
and repetitive, and can be produced in batches by a group of craftsmen. the equipment involved
for production are basic hand tools. through a modular system of jigs, fixtures and templates,
the construction elements were quickly realized and also maintained a formal consistency and quality
to the individual components. the furniture has been designed to use locally resourced bamboo
and skills in a sustainable fashion.

@designboom

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