A green lung called Amazon is part of our territory and the problem that it faces today due to indiscriminate lodging is the beginning of this project translated into a piece of furniture. By 2020, 60% of the total deforestation that affected Colombia was concentrated in the Amazon region and one of the greatest issues is the use of native woods. The “Yaré” is one of the fibres commonly called vine, these are roots located in the Colombian Amazon which are also endangered due to the fading of the jungle.
Starting from the idea of a “primitive” object as it is a built piece of furniture from wooden logs and the problem of cutting down trees, the proposal is to take advantage of a renewable material such as “Yaré”, there Ibuju is born, a collection made out of this natural fibre, rethinking the design and the manufacturing of native wooden pieces using new and sustainable materials.
“Yaré” is an example of the great biodiversity that Colombia has. This ber extracted by indigenous communities in the south of Colombia grows ached to trees and has been used by local communities for the development of handcrafts.
This Ibuju project starts with a group of weavers, translating the furniture.
Yaré (Heterosis a)
Juan Bernardo Silva, Juliana Gómez