lufa series

Loofah is the fruit from a tropical vine that is related to pumpkins and cucumbers and grows vertically attaching itself to trees. Once this fruit matures it is then dried and harvested, leaving a xylem of fibers behind which is mainly used for scrubbing.

Each of the objects in this series exploits one or many of the qualities of the material, like lightness, translucency, heat insulation, texture, shock absorption etc.

Overall, the project aimed to push the association we have with the material beyond the realm of the bathroom to be present and perform other roles in the rest of the house giving it a new perceived value.

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Lufa Room Divider

4dividerslight passing through loofah

table front view

table 3/4 view

table close up

table aerial view

lamp

pivot joint

lampshade detail

hot chocolate set

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group of planters

 

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divider, table, lamp, chocolate set

picture of all the objects


© Fernando Laposse 2011