Our bamboo models at the V & A for London Design FestivalIBUKU - August 23, 2019
Incredibly honored to be part of the London Design Festival 2019 and have the work we’ve been doing over the last decade on display at The Victoria and Albert Museum this September. Hope to see you there!
London Design Festival returns for its 17th year this September 2019 with events and installations across the city. This year also marks 11 years with the V&A as a collaborating partner and the official Festival hub. For the nine days of the Festival, the V&A will once again see iconic spaces within the Museum transformed by a curated collection of displays and installations, including an exhibition of 18 bamboo models from Bali, on display for the first time ever.
by Elora Hardy and IBUKU
“Bamboo is one of the world’s most sustainable building materials with the potential to revolutionize construction methods around the globe. It releases 35% more oxygen than trees and within 3 years, a new shoot can be harvested for use.
Bamboo’s strength is comparable to that of steel while also having the flexibility to create dramatic form. Bali-based designer Elora Hardy and her team at IBUKU construct bamboo buildings across the world, with every IBUKU building devised using a bamboo model.
This installation of miniature buildings, on display for the first time ever, demonstrates how IBUKU’s model-making is both integral to their creative process and an invaluable tool throughout construction. The installation is made possible thanks to IBUKU, Atelier One, and Millimetre.”