Zet side table by Yasmin Bawa
Yasmin Bawa is a designer of objects, furniture and spaces. Drawing on careful observation of the topology of space she works sculpturally to explore form, material, texture and colour. She seeks to challenge our perception of everyday materials and how we interact with objects. Her current work is an exploration into hempcrete, a term for the basic mixture of hemp shiv, clay and lime binder. Together they tell a story of strength, renewability and versatility; fusing traditions of primitive and historical technologies to contemporary ideas for sustainability.
Taking its inspiration from rhizomatic structures, the ‘Species of the Space’ series focuses on the ability of objects to mutate and adapt to their environment. Each piece can be turned, rotated and stacked with others to form new structure; soft narratives are created to feed our desire to play, to take apart, to rebuild.