Crafting a Bamboo Screen Divider
Follow Craig’s journey of crafting a decorative room divider made of bamboo in just three days.
During the 11 Day Bamboo Build and Design Course in Bali, we dedicate the second part of the course for students to either immerse in a full-scale bamboo structure or to work with master carpenters and a resident designer to fulfill a prototype for a small-scale bamboo object or furniture piece. In so doing, it is our aim that working hands-on with bamboo will give students a deeper understanding of bamboo as a building material.
Last August 2022, Craig joined us from Australia to reconnect with nature and his love of design and hands-on construction. Craig spent the second half of the 11 Day Bamboo Build and Design Course at the design and carpentry station working on the design and build of a room divider.
Designing and Crafting the Decorative Screen
The outer edge of the screen was cut into curves using the rup rup technique. This is a process where v-shaped cuts are made along the axis of the bamboo pole, the closer the cuts the more pronounced the curve will be. The curved rim was then connected with bamboo split panels which were woven to create a criss cross pattern. Local black bamboo called bamboo Bono, was used. The panels were hinged together using raw hide, an Ethiopian method shared by Jörg Stamm which created a functional and beautiful finish to the product.
Craig Madgwick is an Australian Interior Designer specializing in Hospitality and Residential projects.
March 22- April 2, 2024
The 11 Day Bamboo Build & Design Course in Bali
In 11 days, we'll show you how to build bamboo structures we’ll share all that it takes to build with nature.