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Rebirth | Bamboo furniture by Naoki Hirakoso

Technically a grass, bamboo is found on every continent where it thrives without fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides. And touted for its durability, inexpensiveness and sustainability – it can be harvested in 5 years, as opposed to hardwoods which takes at least 50 years – it has long garnered the attention of the design industry as an eco-friendly building material.

Collaborating with TAKE Create Hagi, a company that has developed a unique process of sculpting bamboo, Tokyo-based designer Naoki Hirakoso has created a series of furniture titled Rebirth. Simple geometry and clean lines give Hirakoso’s pieces a refined look, helping bamboo escape from the tiki lounge décor that it’s long been associated with.

TakeREBIRTH Vase Series

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TakeREBIRTH Bench

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TakeREBIRTH Lounge Chair

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