Bamboo not only has its own unique look and uses, but is one of the world’s most sustainable natural materials. This fast regenerating plant is amazingly strong, and has been used for a huge variety of purposes throughout human civilisation. The plant requires no pesticides or fertilisers to grow in Indonesia, and has been one of the nation’s primary materials when strength and flexibility is required. You will see it in use everywhere across the island chain – including as scaffolding on building sites, floors or rugs in gazebos, and even towering along Balinese streets beautifully ornamented as prayer rituals during a number of the island’s traditional celebrations.
Aside from the array of furnishing and constructions that are becoming increasingly popular, bamboo is also proving as one of the primary alternatives in the worldwide anti-plastic movement. Bamboo straws, cutlery and other reusable items are not only environmentally sustainable, but they also look fantastic when on display or in direct use. There is no shortage of uses for this wonder plant, and we are surprised on a regular basis to see new and innovative ideas developed from user-friendly bamboo.