Project is gold winner 2022/23

Parallel Forest

Bamboo is a low-carbon and sustainable biological material. It can be rapidly regenerative and able to sequester large amounts of carbon from the atmosphere. Bamboo’s strength and elastic characteristics can make it a sustainable substitute for metal, plastic or wood. The collection aims to use bamboo and ancient weaving techniques in new and unusual ways through the feature of this material. Refreshing the tradition of bamboo, bringing green and sustainable bamboo woven furniture to modern interior spaces.

Bamboo weaving is part of an important cultural heritage of Asian object making which has been marginalised or eliminated in modern lifestyles and living spaces.  ‘Parallel Forest’ brings traditional and ancient bamboo weaving into the modern interior space, exploring the visual identity and functionality of this fascinating material.   

Mingyu’s collection of modular bamboo woven furniture captures the elastic and tough quality of bamboo weaving. The structures and joints of the bamboo forms provide unexpected stability and functionality.  

The collection explores bamboo weaving for new applications as an environmentally friendly material and a production method. The collection offers a modern version of the traditional bamboo weaving of objects with a simple yet unexpected aesthetic achieved by combining manual and digital manufacturing techniques. The collection reimagines the interior possibilities of bamboo woven objects, offering unique furniture which is regenerative, bespoke, as well as adding value.  

  • 平行森林收藏,竹子,明玉徐菲81919a
    Collection of Parallel ForestMingyu - 平行竹子 - 竹子,吊灯,明玉 Xu-4e4e0273
    Mingyu - 平行竹子 - 竹子,吊灯,明玉 Xu-4e4e0273
    Parallel Bamboo Chandelier平行竹凳,竹子,明玉旭-5cc59786
    Parallel Bamboo Stool 平行竹边桌,竹子,明玉旭-34e38a21
    Parallel Bamboo Side Table平行竹落地灯和平行竹椅,竹子,明玉旭达8c674
    Parallel Bamboo Floor Lamp & Parallel Bamboo Chair堆叠竹椅,竹子,明宇旭-f70bbb00
    Parallel Bamboo Chair
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