The transalpine brand's new collection embraces the arts of the past and the design of the future

In 1867, the Universal Exhibition in Paris hosted a Japanese section for the first time, with objects characterised by motifs inspired by nature, later taken up and interpreted by Western designers, particularly in the decorative arts. Bamboo subsequently became a recurring motif of Art Nouveau in cabinet-making, but also among master glassmakers and ceramists. Tectona's Bamboo collection is inspired by the characteristic design of bamboo culms (commonly called canes), with tube-shaped, hollow rods divided by knots.

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An ancient history rich in symbols

In Japan, the plant symbolises the consciousness of strong men, because even if bamboo is lashed by wind and rain, it bends but does not break. Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples are often located near bamboo groves, which are considered an effective means to ward off evil, precisely because bamboo represents a gentle force.

In tune with the Japanese spirit

Dedicated to comfort, the armchair from Tectona's Bamboo collection is characterised by the welcoming width of the seat, the ideal inclination of the backrest and the curved shape of the armrests. The chair's clean lines are in keeping with the Japanese spirit. As for the table, its crossed base ensures stability, ensuring that the legs do not come into contact with any obstacles. The top, made of grey marble with veins, completes the table and can be easily cleaned.

An oasis of freshness

The collection evokes comfort, whether through the ideal height and generosity of the seats, which are wide and deep, or the curved shape of the backrests and armrests. In harmony with a terrace or garden surrounded by nature and landscape, the Bamboo by Tectona composition is synonymous with elegance and well-being.