LOCK is a bending, twisting coffee table made out of layered, multi-colored bamboo

July 6, 2016 by  
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“LOCK” is a coffee table designed out of highly sustainable bamboo . Bamboo is a strong flexible beautiful and renewable material – it grows without the help of fertilizers and is mature enough to be cut after three years. The frame is build up from layers of flexible bamboo that are pressed together and then shaped by honoring bamboo’s natural bending curve. The layers of bamboo curve through each other and entwine, locking each other in place. The layered frame uses two different color-tones: natural and caramel bamboo. This “layer cake”enhances the curves and shape of the table. The end result is a mix of nature and mathematics, of possible and impossible with a dynamic shape that looks different from every viewing point. + Plankton

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Old shipping container is converted into a chic coffee shop in Johannesburg

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Non-profit Architecture for a Change transformed a former shipping container into a chic coffee shop in Johannesburg, South Africa. Operated by Roast Re:public , the converted container coffee shop is lined with cork tiles made from recycled bottle cork waste. The unit was prefabricated in a design-build workshop and installed within just one day thanks to its “plug and play” design. In keeping with its motto “coffee with a conscience,” Roast Re:public employs and empowers young entrepreneurs from previously disadvantaged backgrounds to run the franchise. + Architecture for a Change The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

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