Alice Minkina's 'Sagano' Collection Creatively Uses Bamboo Veneer

By: Riley von Niessen - May 26, 2016
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Alice Minkina is a product designer from Moscow whose 'Sagano' collection of eco furniture uses twisted bamboo for a variety of products.

The pieces within the collection include a small rounded chair offered in two versions -- a table topped with glass to reveal the bamboo on the inside and an originally shaped lamp that can mold to different shapes. The 'Sagana Bamboo Lamp' is the highlight of the collection, with its versatility and the light that reflects the natural patterns of the bamboo making it stand out.

The Sagana collection was displayed at the Isaloni Satelite Milan 2016 show, where the whimsical shapes of the eco furniture were displayed along with a roll of bamboo veneer to highlight the the malleability of the wood used. As Design Boom explains, "bamboo is fast growing and can yield 20 times more timber compared to other trees making it a renewable alternative to typical wooden sources."

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