Natural resources are running out at an alarming rate forcing us to look at more sustainable materials to meet our requirements. Bamboo plants are some of the fast growing in the world and have long been used for a variety of purposes. Moreover, bamboos sequester more carbon dioxide and release more oxygen into the atmosphere than any other plant in the world. Harvested at different stages, bamboo finds application as a food source, fibre for paper and textiles, material for furniture, and even in constructing hardy and long lasting structures. Bamboo’s versatile nature lends itself for experimentation with design and innovation for application in a wide range of areas.
The seventh edition of the Maker Weekend will see Workbench Projects collaborate with Bamboopecker to conduct a workshop centred on ‘Bamboo in Design’. The six-hour workshop will begin with an hour-long introduction and interactive discussion about bamboo, its various properties and characteristics. Registered participants will then get down to work under expert guidance in designing, and making their own light fixtures/lampshades. Starting with the initial design and going on until polishing their creations, participants will have the opportunity to go through the entire process of creating a finished product.
This workshop will provide the perfect opportunity for designers and makers to experiment with this versatile material to create a unique, personalised, treasured addition for their homes. All materials, tools needed for the workshop will be provided along with a working lunch.