Superheroes by Glimpt

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Superheroes by Glimpt

These stools by Swedish designers Glimpt are made in Vietnam from rolls of seagrass, bound with the thread that's normally used to make hammocks.

Superheroes by Glimpt

The manufacturers usually produce small bowls made of sea grass fixed with thread, so Glimpt scaled up the process.

Superheroes by Glimpt

Called Superheroes, the collection was developed with Vietnamese furniture company UMA.

Superheroes by Glimpt

The coloured patterns were created by Swedish illustrator Malin Koort.

Superheroes by Glimpt

Glimpt first appeared on Dezeen with their Forbiden Fruit series of lamps designed in collaboration with craftsmen from South Africa.

Superheroes by Glimpt

The information below is from Glimpt:


Superheroes

A series of stools with rolls of seagrass fixed with hammock thread.

Superheroes by Glimpt

After South Africa we felt inspired to continue working and cooperating with craftsmen in other countries. The idea of going to Vietnam started taking shape, and eventually we established contact with UMA, a Vietnamese furniture company.

Superheroes by Glimpt

A necessary and important source of influence is both the country and the culture. That is why we want to travel without any final ideas and through visiting different craftsmen find inspiration for our work.

Superheroes by Glimpt

Via UMA we got into contact with seagrass and plastic weavers in Ho Chi Minh City in southern Vietnam. They usually make small bowls with paperthread fixed around rolls of seagrass. After spending some time with the weavers and rethinking our first ideas, we realised that we could scale up the dimensions of the rolls. And having seen people in the streets selling hammocks made out of colourful thread we found the right combination.

Superheroes by Glimpt

Since the Vietnamese weavers copied a lot of African patterns in their work, we didn ́t want to use that. Instead we worked together with Swedish illustrator Malin Koort, who helped us develop the patterns for the series.

Superheroes by Glimpt

After some time we came up with the series called Superheroes. A lounge concept merging Vietnamese crafts and Scandinavian design.

Superheroes by Glimpt

The pieces can now be ordered from Vietnam, just contact UMA.

  • http://www.utopiaarquitectos.com ricardo castillo

    also looks like mexican crafts

  • http://www.zazous.co.uk Kate Austin

    Reminds me of Missoni. Can't seem to find any of these items for sale on the UMA website which is a shame as I LOVE THEM!

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      They are sold by Cappellini.