Jian Cheng Lin, Bamboo Master with Wen-Chun Tang (Taiwan), Indigo-Dying Master
The craft and design process of The Indigo-dyed Bamboo Chair
The final prototype of The Indigo-dyed Bamboo Chair
- Context of bamboo bending
Bamboo is an environmental friendly, natural composite material which has been used in Asia for centuries. The bending technique that has been applied to the designs of A New Layer II is mainly occurring in the county of Nantou. It has been explored in a more artistic style applying heat to bend the slender pieces of bamboo. By picking up the right bamboo, removing the knots and the oil, drying and preserving it, by cutting, sawing, carving, gouging, heating, inserting, gluing, assembling and nailing, the pieces of furniture have been achieved in a very artisanal way.