Material: Bamboo (Bamboo antibacterial oil coating)
Sizes: W3.07in (78mm) × D3.07in (78mm) × H3.07in (78mm)
Made In Japan
Designer: Yusuke Tsujita*
European design meets Japanese intuition. This cube clock features the Japanese tradition of wood-working and ingenuity by harnessing the world's quickest growing timber, bamboo.
TEORI is situated in Kurashiki City in Okayama Prefecture in Japan, an area in which a myriad of natural bamboo groves flourish. It was established in 1988, its aim being to utilize the abundance of bamboo in the area and to prove itself useful as an environmental business; since its formation, it has focused its efforts specifically on bamboo. TEORI deals in both institutional furniture and original furniture items that highlight the processing techniques involved with laminated bamboo lumber; in recent years it has actively worked with designers who have ties to the are to create products brimming with its own personal TEORI charm, along with the advancement of the technology that goes with such creation. It endeavors to link the promotion of the region with environmental conservation, conducting a variety of research projects focusing on bamboo. Research into the development of natural bamboo paint - excellent in terms of antibacterial and bactericidal properties - is one such project.
Bamboo is hard and very dense, a material that bends well and that has an excellent compressive strength; since it is hollow inside, it cannot be swan up and used as is, as can other timber. It is split evenly, and is then boiled and carbonized so as to protect it from insects; its width is then made uniform and it is made into laminated wood. Since the strength of the timber depends on the way the grain lies., it is necessary to pay closer attention to splits and warping than it is with other timbers. As can be seen, it is a timber that involves a lot of effort; the most important and also the most difficult thing is finding a logical use for the material. Things of importance are conveyed to us in small voices. We listen carefully to the voice of the material, and with careful deliberation and the utmost care, we focus on creating things with new value. We don't just look at shapes; we research the processing and joining techniques unique to bamboo and, while casting about for a design appropriate for these techniques, focus our endeavors on the creation of high-quality products with a special eye to detail.
It takes decades before trees reach the stage where they are ready to be felled for timber. In comparison, bamboo takes only one year to mature. Bamboo that has survived the coldness of winter and the heat of summer over a period of 3-5 years is very solid, and it is at this time that it can be used as timber. This is a considerably shorter time in comparison to the length of time it takes for trees to reach the same stage. Bamboo has something that trees do not - rhizomes of bamboo (subterranean stems) - and because of this it is not necessary to plant forests of bamboo. What is required in building a sustainable society is the knowledge of adequately put these kinds of resources to practical use.
Benefits of Bamboo
• Very solid and durable
• Safe material
It is recognized that bamboo has antibacterial effect as well as relaxation
• Eco friendly
Bamboo grows faster than other timbers
Bamboo enables sustainable society
Since it lasts long time, it is a perfect material for life-long furniture.
• Unique beauty
*Designer: Yusuke Tsujita
Born in 1981 in Osaka, Japan. Mr. Tsujita graduated as a design major from Okayama University and works as an in-house designer for home appliances company.
* This item will be shipped from Japan. This item cannot be shipped in combination with other Domo Store items.
* It will take about 2-3 weeks for the delivery. We will send you the tracking number after we ship from Japan.
* There will be no exchanges or refunds for this item.