28. November 2020 | Material | via


Soba. Trestle and bench by Stefan Diez for Japan Creative (Credit:

Bamboo, a kevlar rope and some little pieces of wood is all it takes to build the SOBA bench. Developed as part of Japan Creative’s initiative to revive traditional Japanese craft and fabrication methods within a contemporary context, Soba explores and experiments with bamboo in its natural state. In collaboration with a bamboo fabricator on Kochi island, Munich based designer Stefan Diez created the furniture by using raw bamboo canes and thin cords to brace the individual parts and hold them together. This technique allows a quick and easy assembly (and disassembly) of the individual pieces.

Stefan Diez's Soba bamboo furniture naturally changes colour over time