Our bamboo stems from Anji, a province in China
The stems take 5 years to grow to a height of 35 meters. Then they are pruned.
Since the roots remain intact, the plant does not die back.
Anji is one of the richest provinces of China.
Employees are not allowed to work more than 7 hours a day. This is regulated closely.
First, the stems are split.
These rough strips
are planed to straight 20 x 5 mm strips,
which are subsequently dried.
Bamboo is available in “natural” and in “caramel”.
Natural is the bamboo's own colour.
The dark colour arises from caramelization: bamboo contains sugar, if you steam bamboo, it will become caramel coloured. No artificials are being added to this process.
After drying, the strips are glued together vertically or horizontally. Here you see a horizontal glue. These sheets are subsequently glued crosswise, until the desired thickness.
Here you see bamboo caramel horizontally in the table Grand Arc