Blue Bamboo Design is launching their new work at this year’s Surface Design Show.  Spotted by Trendease International at Maison et Objet, Paris, Blue Bamboo has been selected to exhibit in the New Talent area of the show.

The new range focuses on hanging screens and room dividers in response to the large open areas in many interior environments today.

Intricate laser cut patterns

 “Many people are distracted by others and at various times require more privacy, be that in the workplace, a hotel lobby, a restaurant.  Today’s use of open plan interiors makes the most of space, but that shouldn’t be at the expense of the enjoyment and comfort in the space.” Says Michaela. C

Building on her experience working with cork, the new range incorporates intricately cut laser patterns on cork fabric.  “The inspiration for our designs is drawn from nature, and with this range specifically cacti and succulents.  The laser cut patterns allow light to seep through, reminiscent of sunlight through trees”.  Used as screening they provide seclusion but not total isolation.

Laser cut shapes manipulated by hand

Michaela began her investigations into the use of cork during her degree course and was supported by Amorim, the world’s largest cork processing company.  “Cork is one of the most sustainable natural materials with acoustic, thermal and hypoallergenic properties.  It is environmentally friendly and biodegradable.  It’s really great to see it becoming mainstream again and used in so many innovative ways”


Full size panel

Biophilic design and sustainability are the foundations on which Blue Bamboo Design is built – our aim is to reconnect people with nature in the most environmentally-friendly way as possible.

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The Surface Design Show takes place from 5 – 7 February at the Business Design Centre Islington.   Find Blue Bamboo onStand NT12.