Drawing on the imagination of the Creole culture of the West Indies, the wall lamp Popote — in reference to the texture of the banana diet — is presented as a glowing and elegant vision of the leftover generated by the harvesting of banana in Martinique. It continues our collaboration with the carrib

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ean brand Tiban exploring the beauty of creole heritages.

Fibanco, a local industry based into the bananerries, develops a semi-product made from the banana stem: the banana veneer, mostly used in a decorative way.

Studio dach&zephir decided to design an object that explores the technical and aesthetic potentialities of the material :
Cut flat, the banana veneer is put in tension on a brass structure that draws its architecture and gives this unique shape. Behind this modest shaping, there is also technical and economical restrictions, to make possible a 100% local production (between Martinique and Guadeloupe).
The texture, identifiable by its straight veins and its irregular translucency, plays with shadows and lights to create its own motif.

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