The Taiwanese based design studio Scope creates furniture using traditional Asian crafting techniques. These techniques use natural materials, such as bamboo due to its strength and flexibility. In keeping with tradition each design is hand crafted to illustrate the care that goes into their work, keeping the original methods alive. Their latest collection was showcased at Taiwan Designers week 2013, which included five of their designs. Each as unique at the next, in concept and form, showing a variety of materials and taming the flexibility of bamboo weaves.

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The Flow chair from the collection is completely made from bamboo. This meant that the weight of the chair is greatly reduced, and at the same time strong enough to support the human body. The support is due to the bending of the weaves to create tension, allowing them to support a vast amount of weight.

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The Three Generations in One Stool comprised of three individual stools of sizes Large, Medium and Small. They can be combined to make one use an interlocking method similar to that of Russian dolls. This reduces the amount of storage space need for the chairs making it easier. This concept comes from the Chinese Tradition of three generations living together in harmony and coming together to make a whole.

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The Bamboo stool, which comes in sizes large and small, uses a similar interlocking technique as the three generations in one stool. Although it a different approach to design, it portrays how techniques can be applied in different situations for a different outcome.

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Tu Tu stool, which can also be used as a side table, has its legs made purely from bamboo weaves. This allows some transparency allowing for interesting shadows to be cast within its surroundings.

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The Commemorating Dailiness is a set of two stools that are made from wood and stone. The two come together as if one, with the stone sculptures there to represent things of importance with the wood as its support.

By Shanaire Blythe

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