Design Shanghai 2015. The Cocoon shelves system by Naço Architecture for Twenty-Fourteen is the design collection composed by geometrical modules that can be configured with multiple possibilities. Crafted from strand woven bamboo, an asymmetrical frame nests thoughtfully selected colored fabric inserts that create a sense of warm cocoon softness.
The collection was born collaboration with international practice Naço architecture. Margaux Lhermitte, executive director of the Shanghai office of the practice based also in Paris and Buenos Aires, drew from her background and her experience from living in China for past 10 years.
Margaux Lhermitte says “I wanted to challenge an iconic and eco-friendly Chinese material with a modern twist. Cocoon design has a playful attitude with a little surprise”.
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Twenty-Fourteen is a design brand started by 2 corporates who met in Shanghai. Thierry Georges and Kelvin Chin founded the label with the aspiration of elevating bamboo into modern collectables for everyday living. Thierry Georges and Kelvin Chin say “Bamboo is an Asian Icon. For centuries the humble bamboo grass has served our cultures in a myriad of ways. While bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants on earth, we believe its progress in the modern world has been stunted by a lack of imagination”.
At Twenty-Fourteen, the mission to overtake stereotypical Asian aesthetics that rise up when bamboo is mentioned led to explore new design paths and collaborate with international studios. “Recent advancement in technology has allowed us to process bamboo in new ways. We believe with the combination of the great design and innovative manufacturing techniques we can bring bamboo into the modern homes”. Say Kelvin Chin and Thierry Georges.