BIRD CAGES,

 

emblematic objects of Vietnamese culture, they come in different sizes for different species of birds, and are present on every street corner of the country.

Inspired by the elegance and finesse of their aerial structures, I want to imagine formal variations in order to transpose them into a contemporary habitat.

Handcrafted in the village of Vac, 30 km from Hanoi, I go there to discover the know-how of bent bamboo and its technical and formal possibilities.

BIRD CAGES,

emblematic objects of Vietnamese culture, they come in different sizes for different species of birds, and are present on every street corner of the country.

Inspired by the elegance and finesse of their aerial structures, I want to imagine formal variations in order to transpose them into a contemporary habitat.

Handcrafted in the village of Vac, 30 km from Hanoi, I go there to discover the know-how of bent bamboo and its technical and formal possibilities.

EXTEND THE SHAPE REGISTER

The result speaks for itself, and Mr Thang is as enthusiastic as I am in front of this first prototype of bent bamboo lighting!

I then draw a series of cups and clocks which, still inspired by the lines and curves of the cage, stand out from its initial form.

A BULB IN PLACE OF A BIRD !

The original shape of the cage resembling that of a lampshade, I designed a version with the lower part flared, in order to adapt its shape to this new function.

Dubious, and surprised by the absence of a base, the craftsmen of Vac warn me that the bird risks escaping ! I explain to them my intention to put a light bulb in it instead of a bird. Without success. Here, we make cages, not lightings !

But my idea seems to amuse one of them, Mr. Thang, who agrees to make a prototype.

A BULB IN PLACE OF A BIRD !

The original shape of the cage resembling that of a lampshade, I designed a version with the lower part flared, in order to adapt its shape to this new function.

Dubious, and surprised by the absence of a base, the craftsmen of Vac warn me that the bird risks escaping ! I explain to them my intention to put a light bulb in it instead of a bird. Without success. Here, we make cages, not lightings !

But my idea seems to amuse one of them, Mr. Thang, who agrees to make a prototype.

EXTEND THE SHAPE REGISTER

The result speaks for itself, and Mr Thang is as enthusiastic as I am in front of this first prototype of bent bamboo lighting!

I then draw a series of cups and clocks which, still inspired by the lines and curves of the cage, stand out from its initial form.

CHIM collection

 

Produced in collaboration with the craftsmen of the village of Vac, the CHIM collection reinterprets the bird cage, an emblematic object of Asian culture.

The range is inspired by the airy lines and curves of their bamboo structure, thus introducing elegance and delicacy into contemporary living.

These delicate bamboo structures are combined with brushed brass elements, and handmade paper, which transform them into exceptional objects.

CHIM collection

 

Produced in collaboration with the craftsmen of the village of Vac, the CHIM collection reinterprets the bird cage, an emblematic object of Asian culture.

The range is inspired by the airy lines and curves of their bamboo structure, thus introducing elegance and delicacy into contemporary living.

These delicate bamboo structures are combined with brushed brass elements, and handmade paper, which transform them into exceptional objects.

OTHER PROJECTS

OTHER PROJECTS