From flooring to mats to furniture, the bamboo trend is catching on big time in India. You don’t drool over beautiful bamboo furniture in a picture of a tropical resort, in a magazine, anymore. People are imbibing this style at their homes – custom-made bamboo bedroom, a chic bamboo lampshade at your studio or even a bookshelf made out of bamboo that will hold everyone’s attention.
Ke Chenyi, an interior designer with Ikea, Shanghai, is researching the use of bamboo to make f8urniture due to high demand. Bengaluru-based Sandeep Sangaru has developed a furniture line in bamboo that’s strong and striking. “Since bamboo is sustainable and people are turning eco-friendly, we are trying to be as innovative as possible.”