Green materials have come into the mainstream and bamboo has led the charge as a pliable, aesthetically relevant alternative to wood. Here are some of our favorite bamboo furniture pieces, some of which are offered with bamboo as a wood alternative, while others are designed specifically with bamboo in mind.
An intricate bamboo shelving system with exposed aluminum connectors, a simultaneously green and industrial piece.
Stepping Wood Grain Chair has tonal planks with curved corner pieces are milled in solid walnut joined by bamboo plywood and walnut boards of assorted widths with end-caps made from lacquered MDF.
The Spring chair is a single ribbon of 100 percent laminated bamboo, gently contoured and tapered to fit the body and is flexible to the movement of the sitter.
4. Blow Up Table
DESIGNER: Fratelli Campana
17.7" Dia X 17.3" H
The Campana Brothers recognizable Blow Up table is a vision of poetic randomness. A tangle of bamboo sticks play with shapes and space.
This chair by Charlotte Perriand with Le Corbusier Group is available in a stunning bamboo version and available for the first time in production in 2012.
Inspired by the classic game Tetris, the Tetrad Bamboo bookcase uses two toned bamboo -- natural and amber -- to add visual interest and texture.
Walnut lumber mixed with amber bamboo make up the face of the drawers on this simple bedside table for a textural and sleek take on bamboo casegoods.
This bench juxtaposes smooth and textured surfaces with an asymmetric cascade of bamboo plywood with colored accents.
A fun children's rocker made from a bent plywood and available in amber bamboo veneer.
10. Elko Coffee Table
DESIGNER: Eastvold Furniture
MANUFACTURER: Eastvold Furniture
45" W X 17" D X 16" H
A play on contrasting materials with wood or bamboo table top and a bright powder coated steel base, this table is a fun contemporary use of bamboo.
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