Bubu Bench & Bilik Room Divider by Francesca Lanzavecchia and Hunn Wai
by Harry / July 3, 2013
Rattan weaving craft, typical to South-East Asia, and pockets for storage are on display in Lanzavecchia + Wai's Bilik room divider.


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Bilik Room Divider

Hand-crafted in West Java, Indonesia by skilled artisans, Bubu and Bilik showcase the usage of weaving to build tools and construct containers, emerging and growing from two-dimensions into the third.

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"The result is a complex beautiful object that highlights the value of this rattan weaving craft, typical to South-East Asia." say Lanzavecchia + Wai.

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"Functionally, Bilik provides two panels of various-sized pockets, to store and display daily possessions from iPad's, mobile phones, wallets, keys and sunglasses to throws, cardigans, your favourite books and periodicals, and everything in between."

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Bubu Bench

Bubu is a rattan bench that actively reacts to a user's body weight when sitting on it, "allowing him to experience the craft and flexibility of the material."

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"This is in reaction to the copious structural elements in rattan furniture for stability, in turn defining its voluminous aesthetic... [and] by minimizing support components, allowing the bench to express its playfulness. This is further encouraged by the various sitting positions one can adopt, from lengthwise to riding it like a horse."

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Finding beauty in a daily tool, Bubu is inspired by its namesake, an Indonesian fish-trap. "The iconic shape, recalling a huge fish, is elevated on a plinth-like metal support structure, rendering it a sculptural element."

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Photos: © Daniel Peh KL.

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