Bamboozled by Bamboo

Bamboo, the symbol of integrity won’t let any of us down. It’s natural grace and strength has enabled it to emerge again in the design market in all new shapes and forms that are elegant and mod. Certainly not your grandmother’s 1950’s bamboo, or Barbra Streisand’s 1970’s rattan aka bamboo malibu home. The face of today’s bamboo showcases the material’s agility and timelessness as it is gilded, lacquered, and reinterpretted. Here are some of my favorite examples:

hickory bamboo table

pearson bamboo chair

two's co. 3 tier gilded bamboo etagereJonathan Adler Bamboo Mirror

For more on Bamboo and it’s history in home furnishings this is a great article from the NYTimes
http://www.nytimes.com/1998/04/10/arts/antiques-bamboo-real-or-fake.html?pagewanted=all

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