A home made bamboo table made of a single piece of bamboo is winning a New Zealand Design Award for its impact.
The NZIOD is a global award that recognizes outstanding contributions to design, including furniture, furniture design and design-inspired design.
It was named the New Zealand Innovator of the Year in 2014 and this year’s recipient was the bamboo table from Southland’s Goulburn House.
The award is given to a furniture design that has significantly changed the way people interact with furniture.
The table is made of bamboo, a material that is traditionally harvested for its timber content.
The chair was built using an old-school style of woodworking, using a large piece of balsa to form the chair’s seat, the legs and the front legs.
It is the second time a chair has been awarded the award in the past year, as the same chair was named Innovator at the 2017 NZIID conference in Christchurch.
The New Zealand IOD recognises “design that is meaningful and that makes an impact”.
The award will be presented on June 30 at the annual New Zealand International Design Awards ceremony in Wellington.