Patricia Sendin

Designers Take a Low-Tech Approach at Salone Satellite 2012 During Milan Design Week

by , 04/22/12

“Outside In” is a table that recycles its own packaging. Made with white ash and plywood, the table comes flat-packed in corrugated cardboard that can be pulled apart and stacked in sheets to create a solid tabletop. The cardboard is slid into the top of the frame and then clamped between two timber pieces with just four screws. This unique design comes from Design Soil of the Kobe Design University .

Delightful designs in natural fibers were created by Chinese design studio From Yuhang. The “Gu” chair is made with bamboo paper molded into a seat, and supported by an untreated timber structure. The seat shell has a wonderfully smooth surface, which contrasts nicely with its rough outside surface.

The Ning lamp by Yuhang is a beautiful combination of traditional and new materials. It is made with thin bamboo strings, and held together at its base by a mix of recycled porcelain powder and resin.

The Yun by Yuhang tray is made with bamboo paper from the Yuhang province in China (the same place where the design company is based) following an ancient production process. The rigid shape has been achieved using the natural qualities of the bamboo fiber without any additives.

+ Inhabitat Milan Furniture Fair Coverage

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