An Oriental Garden Screen: The 'Bamboo' DesignWritten by Christine Rice
Decorative screens and panels featuring QAQ's 'Bamboo' design inspire the tranquility of nature and the exoticism of the Orient, with its long history of using bamboo in stunningly beautiful building construction and design. This design is most popular as a garden screen in compressed hardwood or corten with those who are after evoking a Chinese or Japanese style garden, a topic I will cover in the post to follow after today's screen feature: the 'Bamboo' design. For now, let's look at a few of the installation projects featuring this simple, yet elegant design, then at the design inspiration and things made with bamboo, one of the most versatile and beautiful natural construction materials on the planet.
This patio is given an Oriental touch with the simple installation of compressed hardwood 'Bamboo' panels along the center patio fence area.
An even simpler installation of a single compressed hardwood panel behind an Oriental style structure creates an elegant decorative focal point in this patio area.
Here, corten panels with the 'Bamboo' design are installed along an existing fence to raise the level of privacy in a backyard.
Now, for just a few pics showing the magnificence of bamboo construction (all to be found with detailed descriptions and links on the 'Bamboo' QAQ Pinterest Board for those curious):
Bamboo is one of the fastest-growing plants in the world, and it is also one of the strongest, with a higher ability to withstand heavy loading than that of wood, brick, or concrete. This makes it an ideal building material for sustainability. Keeping this in mind, there is more to admire about bamboo than it's iconic vertical verdure. Here are just a few of the millions of nifty products made in or inspired by the very bountiful bamboo plant:
- Keep your soap high and dry on this handmade bamboo and clay soapdish by Hand Star Designs via Etsy
- Keep your devices charged and organized in this bamboo organizer by Great Useful Stuff via Amazon
- Keep your tea steady on this sofa arm Tray Table by Lip Lap via Etsy
- Beautiful bamboo leaf hand painted ceramic noodle bowl with chopsticks by Sylwia Glass Art via Etsy
- Elegant bamboo hanging lamp 'Pod' by Australian lighting company Earl Pinto