Bamboo Groove for sustainable living by sharing (the love for bamboo)
Bamboo Groove is a design and production studio located in Amsterdam, specialized in the usage of bamboo as a sustainable construction material.
Design and production in connectedness with local communities
In a world in which people, instead of the system, will be more and more the point of focus, local communities, cooperatives and networks will increasingly be formed. New technological developments enable, within those communities, to manufacture unique products at a local scale. Bamboo Groove operates from this point of view and applies new developments in the field of technology and sustainability. Bamboo Groove designs, manufactures and builds in connectedness with the local community.
Bamboo Groove works with bamboo, an inspirational construction material which is preferably used in its original form as a bamboo stick or stem. In addition, the bamboo plant, of which more than 1,100 species exist, offers several other applications. Bamboo is a fully sustainable alternative to steel and wood. It is a type of grass, a renewable resource that naturally grows again if harvested. The use of bamboo in a variety of everyday objects and buildings contributes to a more sustainable life.
The production methods also relate to the vision and principles of Bamboo Groove. The products are made in Amsterdam on a sustainable and local basis. The products are made in-house and in a creative environment with artists, designers, furniture makers and craft professionals. For the production different techniques are used, from low- tech craft to high-tech 3d printing.
Cooperation with the community
Bamboo Groove cooperates with the Cruquius Gilde, a creative training company in which artists, designers, furniture makers, craft professionals, volunteers and students from the immediate area are active. A guild where knowledge, expertise and production resources are shared. In addition, projects are initiated in collaboration with the local community and with the aim of connecting people and expertise within the community.
The cooperation with the Cruquius Gilde offers opportunities to expand the thoughts and ideas of Bamboo Groove in other areas. Therefore other production methods and materials, such as 100% recycled steel and wood with the FSC logo, are used as well, even though equal themes as meeting, learning and working with guild members and community have the focus of attention.