Inspired by natural materials and informed by manufacturing technologies of today, these experiments are important part of my design work.
BAMBOO WEAVING IN TAIWAN AND BALTIMORE
Bamboo which is not native to US, was introduced as ornamental plant that became highly invasive, and a nuisance to control. With no wildlife that uses it for food, new uses for this material can be found. In 2010 I was lucky to participate in Bamboo workshop conducted as part of the Design Summit in Taipei, Taiwan. I leaned amazing techniques, methods and tool to us on this highly useful plant.
Back in Baltimore, together with my students, we collect this material, experiment with it and learning as much as we can about using this ancient material for future scenarios. Read more on this project here.