Fernando Laposse designs Lufa Series out of edible fruits
Catching a sight of ingenious manufacturers’ wits being swamped and hustling with churning out unprecedentedly innovative devices is something you should no longer be surprised of. At least, that’s what looks pretty run-of-the-mill when quick mental images get seamlessly transmogrified into an interesting collection of objects. To give you a glimpse of such latest innovation, a creative designer by the name of Fernando Laposse from Central Saint Martins, in London has just amazed all with his new Lufa Series of kitchen and bath products that boasts of loofa qualities.
At sixes and sevens about what exactly makes this series stand apart? Well, the Mexican designer not only reveals an eye-catchy yet green route to everyday lifestyle products, but also grabs attention for exploring the qualities of a loofah or luffa. For those of you who are not really aware, loofah basically is a sub-tropical and tropical vine that embeds a powerful network of fibers or xylem – which was pretty amazingly brought into action whilst creating kitchen and bath products.
To provide a detailed gist, loofah is a quite popular edible fruit across Asia. However, it revolves more around the cucumber and pumpkin clan and tends to grow vertically attaching itself to trees. Although the plant leaves little or absolute no roots at the back, but it is generally yielded and cropped with very minimal impact on the soil. The sustainable fruit can, in fact, even be put under for extensive use and a dynamic array of uses.
Probably having kept its wide usage possibilities into consideration, Laposse explored the hidden prospects of the fruit and rendered a whole new dimension to luffa. Since the sub-tropical and tropical vine integrates natural qualities such as translucency, lightness, heat insulation, and texture and shock absorption, the newly devised Loofah Series features all its natural qualities too.
However as far as its fabrication is concerned, the unique yet extremely purposive kitchen and bath products have been made using flattened loofah – that was sewn altogether and outlined to extend its possibilities. While the entire process of utilizing loofah was somewhat meticulous, the designer however still pulled the right chords and could seamlessly shape each piece carefully using the craftsman’s experience.
But coming to the Series, the desk (as an essential part) reflects depth and remarkable mobility – as Fernando quite intelligently adjusts the dimensions. The terra-cotta and loofah combination, on the other hand, will enhance the appeal through an intriguing contrast. What’s more, you will also get beautiful planter vases that neatly stretch out the look of its function to the natural environment. The designer, in fact, does not come to a standstill there as Lufa Series features several other interesting bath and kitchen products, ranging from the stylishly carved table to beautifully molded containers.
Availability? Well, Fernando Laposse is yet to divulge details there. However, the new and creative Lufa Series made using loofah looks undoubtedly promising for those who have a heart to demonstrate how we use our tolls and what we do with our lives in order to strike a perfect balance with our environment.