The tables are made from Kufa, a nomadic aerial root fiber that lingers in the tree canopies of the Amazon rain forest, for centuries harvested and crafted by indigenous peoples for basketry and furniture.
Kufa ia a non-timber product – NTFP, a fast growing renewable fiber, with a lightweight appearance, yet strong and durable when dried and shaped into furniture.
I wanted to design something that is practical and illustrative at the same time, and to blend functionality with a natural sustainable flair, says John-Michael Ekeblad.
Working with the Kufa is like a wrestling match with a rebellious and obstinate wet thick rope, and only the most skilled craftsmen knows how to tame this fibrous material.
Each table is unique and artistically made using nothing but hands and traditional craftsmanship in the making.