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Guanbo (Bert) Liang

Guanbo (Bert) Liang is an industrial designer whose main interest is in furniture and space design. He always cares about a balance between form and function. He is strong in working with wood, but also curious about utilizing different kind of unconventional materials.

A complex of bamboo joints
Furniture: clothing rack and basket

Can functional furniture be made with simple bamboo splits?

There have been many precedential ways of making furniture with bamboo, both traditional or modern, but they always met constraints when being inevitably compared with wood furniture. Bamboo Ready is a solution that utilizes the nature of bamboo and incorporates ready industrial accessories into a furniture design. The capstone is a formula for furniture assembly, which contains a series of joints. Various types of furniture can be made from it.

The components

The formula only uses simple but refined bamboo splits as the main structure, with the assistance of eyelet rivets, kevlar cord loops, and cast steel fasteners.

Enlarged view of joints

Here is an enlarged view of some joints. After assembling, the structures shall be stabilized through twisting the cords with the help of the ergonomic fasteners.

Bamboo Ready: A Furniture Formula
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Guanbo (Bert) Liang

Guanbo (Bert) Liang is an industrial designer whose main interest is in furniture and space design. He always cares about a balance between form and function. He is strong in working with wood, but also curious about utilizing different kind of unconventional materials.

Furniture: clothing rack and basket

Can functional furniture be made with simple bamboo splits?

There have been many precedential ways of making furniture with bamboo, both traditional or modern, but they always met constraints when being inevitably compared with wood furniture. Bamboo Ready is a solution that utilizes the nature of bamboo and incorporates ready industrial accessories into a furniture design. The capstone is a formula for furniture assembly, which contains a series of joints. Various types of furniture can be made from it.