The Pile Isle Reloaded bench made from 10 different types of bamboo from Colombia

Bamboo is a much appreciated material used for all sorts of things. Perhaps more information will clarify your image about it or will determine you to appreciate it more.It is one of the fastest growing plants in the world and is very important for areas like South Asia, South East Asia and East Asia economically and culturally speaking. Here bamboo is used as building material, as a food source and raw product. There many species of bamboo which can be found in different climatic areas and each of them present different features.

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The uses of bamboo are numerous: used in Chinese medicine, furniture, textiles, paper, musical instruments, water processing, transportation, landscaping, for body art generally, used to make fishing rods and in Malaysia used as a firecracker.It also appears in many cultures as a symbol for various things or concepts. In Chinese culture, bamboo is the symbol of longevity and in India is the symbol of friendship.

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The artists Elena Goray and Christoph Tönges used bamboo to create this comfortable Pile isle Reloaded bench for the German based bamboo design company Conbam. The use of this material is the expression of simplicity, resistance and natural. The bench can offer you a comfortable seat and can make you feel like floating on the surface of water in an exotic place where bamboo grows. It can be used in public areas, its presence may transform your living room into an exotic place or you can use it for your garden where you can relax and enjoy the fresh air sitting on this nice bench.