The Fernando Laposee Lufa Series uses the edible fruit loofah (or luffa) to create furniture. Loofah comes from a tropical and sub-tropical vine and is eaten as a vegetable, akin to pumpkin and cucumber, in Asia and Africa. This series is created by the Mexican designer Fernando Laposee, and explores the properties of the loofah.
This project shows the array of uses of the loofah, which is a sustainable fruit that when harvested reproduces quickly and leaves little impact on soil. Laposee flattens the fruit and then sews it together working with other materials such as wood, cement and terracotta to create various products. The result is beautiful houseware that Laposee created in collaboration with a carpenter in Mexico City. The fruit proves to be a great color and texture to create produced a light diffusing partition, bright terracotta planters and a chic desk.