The Lyre Chair, handmade in bamboo, is a perfect balance of craftsmanship and design. The result of multiple sessions and mockups with an established local bamboo artisan, “Lyre” is an attractive, ergonomic chair, whose overall dimensions and parametric curvature, coupled with the natural bounce of the material, perfectly adjusts to the body. By linking multiple “Lyre Chairs”, a circular bench is formed.
Bamboo is a natural, lightweight, ecological material, readily available in large quantities and requiring little maintenance. Simultaneously flexible and resilient, with superior bending strength, bamboo can perform seemingly impossible feats of engineering, while maintaining its structural integrity. Furthermore, with the right design, it can easily transition from a casual outdoor to a more formal indoor setting.
The power of a handcrafted object, made with a natural material, lies in its details: the uniqueness of each chair, its basket-like woven corners, the functional yet poetic interplay of bamboo cane sizes, how it ‘breathes’ when used.