Designed to generate interest and awareness about locally sourced materials, the Zens bamboo and paper light collection exemplifies how bamboo can be used innovatively.
“A light is to illuminate and create ambience, otherwise it is just decoration,” says Michael Young who has teamed up with Zens, a homeware brand from China in a long term collaboration to create cultural and ecologically responsible designer products.
First to be released is the Zens bamboo and paper light range which was unveiled in Guangzhou Design Week 2016. “The bamboo light range is designed as way to create awareness about locally sourced materials. Bamboo is a cultural icon in China but it is not often used in a technical way,” says the designer. “It is is important to understand the beauty that comes from the material; each light has its own shape, form and life.”