The rattan pendant at Enter Projects Asia are back with an extensive installation that swells by a restaurant in Bangkok overlooking the Chao Priya River. In the Spice & Barley lounge, two 30-meter columns protrude from the floor before breaking out into a mass of black and gold stripes.
Patrick Keane, the director of the Thailand-based company, said Dezeen The team “used 3D special effects software – Maya and Rhino – to simulate bubbles, foam and liquids,” referring to the range of Belgian beers the restaurant serves. The spiral shapes hide pipes and ventilation equipment, and also reflect the nearby architecture, while the painted stripes are reminiscent of the country’s gilded temples.
Similar to his sinuous yoga sanctuaryEnter Projects Asia only used natural materials such as leather and of course rattan for the overall design. The natural, woody material is a particular favorite of the company due to its sustainability and its connection to the local culture. “Many rattan factories are threatened with extinction due to the increasing import of low-quality plastic products. This project saved two rattan factories from closing, ”said Keane.
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