Fernando Laposee’s Beautiful Lufa Collection Goes Far Beyond Your Bathroom Sponge

by , 06/04/12

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Lufa (or Loofah) is a tropical vine that contains a network of xylem fibers commonly used to create natural bath products like sponges. The vine belongs to the Cucurbitaceae family, (like squashes, melons and pumpkins), and the fruits can be eaten as fruits — popular in Asia and Africa — or dried to make products.

Mexican designer Fernando Laposee has created a collection of household items that make good use of the sponge-like tropical fruit. He created a fantastic room divider for adding some flexibility to interior spaces. Freestanding and flat-pack, this object was created by cutting and sewing flat pieces of Lufa to a wooden screen.

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1 Comment

  1. hanging room divider June 6, 2012 at 12:20 am

    It is impressive of this kind of green room divider, creative and special. But it will last for a long time? I mean, can it be used for a long time without the worry of the quality of materials going bad?

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