Our bamboo grows in Anji, a province in China
Solid Bamboo is a very durable material, first of all,
because it is not wood but grass.
When pruning, we leave the roots intact,
resulting in new stems
When we talk about sustainability we mean sustainability
Bamboo grows faster than any tree,
it take 5 years to grow to a height of 35 meters,
In addition, a bamboo forest converts 30% more CO2
into oxygen than a wood bush.
Anji is one of the richest provinces of China.
Employees are not allowed to work more than 7 hours a day.
At first we split the stems.
These rough strips
are planed to straight 20 x 5 mm strips,
which are subsequently dried
Bamboo is available in "naturel" (birch) in "caramel"
(cherry) and in very dark (coffee). Naturel is the bamboo own color
The dark colour arises from caramelization: bamboo contains sugar,
if you steam bamboo, it will become caramel colored
No artifials are being added to this process
After drying, the strips are glued together vertically or horizontally
Here you see bamboo caramel horizontally in the table Grand Arc
Here you will see an example of very dark bamboo with the sugar being burned
Pressed bamboo (strand woven bamboo) consists of bamboo fiber strips
30 cm strips are compressed together to 30 mm bamboo.
This creates an extremely hard material in which every shelf is unique.
Above you see natural and caramel mixed together.