Unique and eye-catching in a slick way, these Bamboo Twist Tables are designed by Jason Phillips. Born in 1983 in New York and grew up in the furniture industry, Jason received a B.F.A. in Industrial Design (Magna Cum Laude) from The University of Michigan in 2005. Currently living in North Carolina. Traveling the globe in search of the best materials and manufacturing processes, all with a conscious effort to minimize my carbon footprint.
Jason says “In bamboo, as with other grasses, the inner regions of the plant stem are hollow and the cross sections are scattered throughout the stem instead of in a cylindrical arrangement. The woody xylem is also absent, which causes the stems to be columnar rather than tapering. Bamboos are also the fastest growing woody plants in the world. They are capable of growing up to 24 inches or more per day. Bamboos are of notable economic and cultural significance in Southeast Asia where the stems are used extensively in everyday life as building materials and as a highly versatile raw product, and the shoots as a food source.”