Guest Groups: Bring in the Beauty of Bamboo

Guest Groups: Bring in the Beauty of Bamboo

Appreciated for centuries thanks to its versatility and beauty, green bamboo has been enjoying a surge in popularity these days. Its rapid growth, high mechanical strength and endurance in adverse weather conditions make it perfect for architecture. Additionally, its flexibility and warm, rich tone make it a star substance for designers. Why not add a bamboo? — Lori from automatism


Kina Natural Pendant from David Trubridge – $1,040

Named after the Maori word for a local sea-urchin at New Zealand, the design of the Kina Natural Pendant was inspired by the surface patterns produced by the spines on the urchin’s shell. This lovely fixture could add beauty and drama to the simplest living or dining room.


Table One Magis – EUR 1,115

This sleek and elegant dining table by designer Konstantin Gric is a gorgeous balance of the warmth of bamboo as well as the modern sleekness of steel. I really like it.


Samara Wall Clock – $298

A timepiece that’s as decorative as it is useful, the Samara Wall Clock is a nod to mid-century layout while remaining effortlessly modern also. I love its design.


Mano Storage Jar Medium, Blue – $79.95

Warm bamboo meets delicate glazed blue within this fairly Mano Storage Jar from Jeanette List Amstrup. Maintaining sugar or twist ties is now instantly trendy!

Yii Design

Bubble Sofa

Made up of 732 hand-woven bamboo balls, this extraordinary Bubble Sofa was created by Kevin Yu-Jui Chou and created from craftsman Su-jen Su. Light but steady, it’s a tribute to the chances of this amazing material.

Modern Karibou

Ekobo Bo Bamboo Bowl, Lime – CAD 64.50

Add a little color to your morning cereal with the Ekobo Bo Bamboo Bowls. Each pair features three bowls and can be available in several colors — ideal for mixing and matching.

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Daymon Table Lamp – $490

I like the combination of 1930s design with the casual look of bamboo at the Daymon Table Lamp from Arteriors Home. It would look equally great in a formal living room or a seaside cottage.

Modern Karibou

GEMO Bamboo Collection of Salad Tongs, Tomato – CAD 31.50

Serve up veggies or salads in style with these striking two-toned GEMO salad tongs. The coloured lacquer outside is a nice contrast to the organic bamboo inside. These would include a dash of personality to the most impromptu lunch or supper.


Fruit Basket from Fleux – EUR 49

This lovely bamboo fruit basket by designer Douglass Legg to get Eno Studio is almost too amazing to put apples it’s just as nice on its own as a sculptural accent to a dining or living room.


Bamboo Throws – $135

Surround yourself in green warmth with one of these fairly bamboo throws from Inhabit. Each is a generous 60″ x 84″ in size, making them great for cozy snuggling on the couch on cool winter nights.


875 Bamboo Pepper Mill by Studio 44 Eighty – $155

Beautifully handmade, this pepper mill is elegant enough to be displayed on the kitchen counter when not in use. I really like the comparison of the aluminum band against the textured bamboo body.


PARANĂ–T Plant Pot – CAD 19.99

The easy shape of the Paranöt Plant Pot would look great in both traditional and modern homes. The plastic pot included interior makes it easy to care for also.


Vintage 1960s Bamboo Wine Rack by Loverly Vintage – $26

Give your wine someplace groovy to hang out with this fantastic classic 1960s wine rack. The shape of the is fine enough to stand on its own as a decorative object also.

Olive & Myrtle

Bamboo Appetizer Trays – $12

Scrub your appetizers with design with this set of three trays which are produced from 100-percent bamboo. Cheese balls never looked so great!


Tulip – Pod Swivel Bookcase – $879

Designed and produced by Tulip, a Quebec-based company, the Pod Swivel Bookcase consists of solid bamboo and bamboo veneer and can be completed with lead-free varnish and paint. It is a great way to display a collection or novels.


Cook-A-Book Cookbook Holder

Trying out a recipe from your brand new cookbook just became stylish with the simple Cook-A-Book Cookbook Holder by David Quan. It folds flat for easy storage also.

Design Within Reach

Akari Freeform Column Floor Lamp – $850

Delicately organic in shape, the Akari Freeform Column Floor Lamp is handmade from washi paper and formed on a frame of higo bamboo ribbing and steel. When lit it gives off a soft glow, giving you an instant atmosphere.

Modern Towels – $52

Appreciate the luxury of a spa in your own home with this wonderfully soft bamboo towel set. Because bamboo is naturally hypo-allergenic and anti-microbial, these towels are a sensible and slick pleasure to use.


Boom – Bamboo Room Divider – $349

A fantastic way to specifying areas within an multifunctional space, the Boom Bamboo Room Divider is an innovative flexible panel composed of vertical strips of bamboo, letting you create a wavy sculptural look which will also hide away that unsightly TV.


Bamboo Napkin Rings – $15

Set the table in design for your next dinner party with those easy, modern napkin rings. They will add a lovely warm note to your table.

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