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.
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About the Manufacturer: "Han" is a distinct Chinese character referring to one of the oldest dynasties in China, and is associated with a period of knowledge, production and wealth. It also encompasses Chinese culture and history as a whole. Han Gallery works with a short list of designers worldwide, researches the fertile heritage of Chinese culture and presents unique works of art to the contemporary world. By combining traditional and modern productions, the works of Han Gallery are crafted in limited quantities with great attention to details, thus creating a privileged link between the intuitive wisdom of the ancient culture and their collectors.