Gorgeous Hand-Woven Wicker Furniture Showcases Traditional Chilean Craft

by , 05/10/11

zero energy design,Sustainable Materials,Sustainable Design Organizations,social design,Recycling / Compost,humanitarian design,Green Resources,Green Home decor,Green Materials,Green Lighting,green Interiors,green furniture,Eco Travel,Decorative Objects,Botanical,Art,Milan Design Week 2011,chilean design,biodegradable materials,fast growing,wicker furniture

Produced from the fiber of the Salix plant, a type of willow (hence the project´s name) these design wonders are made by local artisans from a town called Chimbarongo, near Chile‘s bustling capital Santiago. The town, which is well known for their history on mimbre crafts and exceptional geographical characteristics for growing it, is the perfect context for this project to run slowly but smooth, remaining sustainable in the long term. Made in MIMBRE is not business orientated. It is a local and social process which started in 2006 and have been successfully growing in a small pace as a consequence of more local people whiling to join. The antique technique of waving and working with mimbre has been used by local artisans for generations, providing a local craft for making baskets and all sorts of things out of the extremely strong, fast-growing, biodegradable and flexible material.

Related Posts


or your inhabitat account below


  1. analisaalperovich June 1, 2011 at 11:34 am

    Hello! you could contact them here http://www.madeinmimbre.com/ShopOffice.html

  2. rhodes985 May 14, 2011 at 3:34 am

    This is beautiful ..It would look so adorable in living room.. Kindly tell where can I buy them online??? Thank you so much!! :)

    For beautiful garden furniture click: Garden Furniture Sets

  • Read Inhabitat

  • Search Categories

  • Recent Posts

  • Recent Comments

  • Browse by Keyword

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
Federated Media Publishing - Home