A Designer Looks to a Renewable Material With the Ibuju Collection

A Designer Looks to a Renewable Material With the Ibuju Collection

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Colombian designer Francisco Jaramillo grew up within the Amazon and noticed firsthand how indiscriminate logging practices have been destroying their ecosystem. One of many greatest points the area faces is using native wooden, and the Ibuju Collection presents another. Yaré is a pure fiber generally known as vine, and Jaramillo proposes benefiting from the renewable materials to create furnishings. By rethinking the design and manufacturing of native wooden items a distinction may be made. Jaramillo’s first effort is that this assortment, made up of a bench, espresso desk, and stool.

Picture: Juliana Gómez Quijano

The Ibuju Collection begins with a bunch of weavers answerable for translating the unique furnishings designs, planning how weaving with yaré may be completed with the identical woven geometries. The fiber is then harvested by indigenous communities in southern Colombia from the place it grows on timber. Lengthy utilized by locals for crafts, it may well achieve this far more – Jaramillo has discovered his place to begin.

woven outdoor bench in white studio

Picture: Juliana Gómez Quijano

two woven outdoor benches

Picture: Juan Silva

detail of two woven outdoor benches

Picture: Juan Silva

two woven outdoor benches on cement stairs

Picture: Juan Silva

detail of two woven outdoor benches

Picture: Juan Silva

woven coffee table in white studio

Picture: Juliana Gómez Quijano

woven coffee table leaning again a wall in a white studio

Picture: Juliana Gómez Quijano

two wicker stools in a white studio

Picture: Juliana Gómez Quijano

feet standing on a wicker stool

Picture: Juliana Gómez Quijano

detail of two woven outdoor benches

Picture: Juan Silva

light-skinned man with dark hair, wearing black clothes sitting on a woven coffee table and surrounded by the rest of the collection

Francisco Jaramillo Picture: Juliana Gómez Quijano

To study extra concerning the Ibuju Collection, go to instagram.com/fangostudio.

Kelly Beall is senior editor at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based graphic designer and author has had a deep love of artwork and design for so long as she will bear in mind, and enjoys sharing her finds with others. When undistracted by nice artwork and design, she may be discovered making a large number within the kitchen, consuming as a lot info as doable, or on the sofa together with her three pets. Discover her @designcrush on social.

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