Large: H70 x Φ60CM
Small: H45 x Φ45CM
Japanese design group Nendo studied the history of bamboo furniture of Taiwan, and now re-introduces it to the world.
The idea is to shift the focus from material to technique: bamboo as material is replaced by stainless steel to perform the traditional hexagon weaving, which was used to make baskets and containers in rural Taiwan.
The foot of the table are sliced vertically and hand-woven together to create a stunning structure that connects the legs and the table surface. By carefully hand weaving with thin steel slices, wrapping and joining parts, Nendo achieves a sense of pliancy with the hard metal and gives the traditional technique a brand new life.
The final design results in a new structural and visual language. The set of large and small tables are the fruit of a conversation between the zeitgeist of the past and the tempo of the present. It is a path to the future for traditional crafts through the convergence of ancient technique and modern material.
Starting from 2013 the chairs from the series are in mass production, and the tables remain hand-made to order and in numbered edition.