BUBU is a rattan bench that actively reacts to its user’s body weight when sitting upon it, allowing him to experience the craft and flexibility of the material.
This is in reaction to the copious structural elements in rattan furniture for stability, in turn defining its voluminous aesthetic. Lanzavecchia + Wai lets the material speak by minimizing support components, allowing the bench to express its playfulness. This is further encouraged by the various sitting positions one can adopt, from lengthwise to riding it like a horse.
Finding beauty in a daily tool, Bubu is inspired by its namesake, an Indonesian fish-trap. The iconic shape, recalling a huge fish, is elevated on a plinth-like metal support structure, rendering it a sculptural element.