Outtakes at SGAR
A new collection of conceptual bamboo furniture by Kent Gration explores how sustainability can complement good design
Kent Gration’s design/art philosophy highlights the need for renewable resources through an approach to process that carries the sentiment of ‘good design should last forever, but needn’t last forever in the environment’. The questioning of consumer needs has allowed Kent to develop works that factor in the whole-of-life cycle of a product, from its material origin and benefits, biodegradability and recyclability while exploring a conceptual approach to form and object. He addresses growing environmental concerns regarding mass-production and the overuse of non-renewable polluting materials in the furniture industry.
The Wambamboo by Kent Gration furniture range encompasses stylish and functional bamboo furniture and everyday objects. The range highlights bamboo’s versatility as a natural high-end material using bamboo poles, cross-laminated boards and veneers, whilst promoting the environmental benefits of this rapidly renewable resource.
Opening 6 – 8pm Friday 6 July 2012
Exhibition runs from 6 to 28 July 2012