bo reudler + olav bruin: haute bamboo bo reudler + olav bruin: haute bamboo
mar 30, 2010

bo reudler + olav bruin: haute bamboo

‘haute bamboo’ collection

dutch designer bo reudler and bamboo-architect olav bruin have teamed up to produce a series of furniture entitled, ‘haute bamboo’.

the pieces of ‘haute bamboo’ picking up where bo reudler studio’s ‘slow white series’ left off, continue to explore avenues in which to renew our connection with nature and natural forms,

bamboo is one of our most renewable resources and is often considered poor man’s timber. with this collection, reudler and bruin wanted to re-examine the aesthetics of bamboo furniture. the curves of ‘bambusa ventricosa’ are caused by a rare mutation in the bamboo, which produces strikingly bulbous stalks. these bulging forms, give personality to each stalk. here reudler and bruin have embraced this aesthetic and utilized it within their designs. the coating of glossy black linseed-oil paint in which the pieces are finished, references eastern lacquered furniture, connecting them to the origins of their material. all pieces have been made by hand.

‘haute bamboo’ will be presented at tuttobene during milan design week 2010.

‘haute bamboo’ chair bamboo plywood, bamboo stalks, black linseed-oil paint 58 x 58 x 116 cm

‘haute bamboo’ table handmade, limited edition of 8 unique pieces bamboo plywood, bamboo stalks, black linseed oil paint 79 x 138 x 76 cm

‘haute bamboo’ mirror handmade, limited edition of 8 unique pieces bamboo plywood, bamboo stalks, black linseed oil paint 210 x 118 x 72 cm

left: ‘haute bamboo’ mirror, bamboo plywood, bamboo stalks, black linseed-oil paint, 79 x 138 x 76 cm right: ‘haute bamboo’ table, bamboo plywood, bamboo stalks, black linseed-oil paint, 72 x 118 x 210 cm

the ‘haute bamboo mirror’, appears as an elegantly bowed dressing mirror, that resembles a doorway into another realm. upon closer inspection of the ‘haute bamboo table’, the curves of the table legs seem optically… impossible.

‘haute bamboo’ collection

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