For Japan Creative, Munich based designer Stefan Diez has created a series of easy to assemble bamboo and kevlar rope tables and benches that can be flat-packed.
“Soba reinterprets the traditional bamboo bench, an object still used in lots of places in Japan and which became such an almost invisible object, by adding a twist in its construction to allow it to be easily assembled.”
“Both items can be delivered flat pack in a rather small packing unit, which makes the design quite suitable to sell through an online store. Beside the bamboos, the only material which is additionally needed is kevlar rope, cleverly put together and tighten by hand to results into a very stable piece.”
“Put outside, the pieces will age beautifully, taking advantage of their naturally waxed surfaces, slowly shading from a bright greenish into a light grey.”
Soba is the outcome of a collaboration initiated by Japan Creative together with the Yamagishi bamboo shop located in Kochi island in the south of Japan.