Contemporary Furniture Design Made of Water Hyacinth by Wisanka

Contemporary Furniture Design Made of Water Hyacinth by Wisanka
posted 18 March 2016

Indonesia has many kinds of plants. A long time ago, people only used them as food ingredient or buiding materials. As time goes by, people use them as furniture materials. Certain parts of the plants are proceed in some certain ways and dried to be furniture materials. People usually use the wood, leaf, trunk, and stalk of the plant. Natural materials made of leaf, trunk, and stalk are commonly called as natural fiber.

There are some well known natural fiber in Indonesia, water hyacinth for instance. Water hyacinth is a plant living and floating in the air. It usually lives in mud and swamp. It grows so fast. Because of the growth speed, the entire water surface can be covered in a few days. Once the surface of water is covered, the oxygen level in the water is decreasing. Thus, it is assumed that water hyacinth is an invansive plant. Years ago water hyacinth was thrown away. Until people found a way to create it to be something valuable, that is, furniture.

“Furniture is things such as chairs, tables, beds, cupboards, etc. which are put into a house or other building to make it suitable and comfortable for living or working in” (Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary: 3th ed). Furniture is moveable household equipment. It is used to help people in doing their activity in house or other.

Furniture is differenciate into two classes: outdoor and indoor furniture. It is based on the place it is used. Indoor furniture is a furniture suitable for inside of a building only. Usually, it is not resistant to rain and sun rays. While outdoor furniture is furniture suitable for outside of a building. It usually resistant to rain and sun rays. Thus, outdoor furniture is also appropriate for indoor use but indoor furniture is not appropriate to be used in outdoor.

Besides, furniture can be classified based on its design. There are: traditional, classic, modern, and contemporer. Contemporer design is one of well known furniture designs nowadays. The word contemporer refers to exist or happening right now (Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary: 3th ed). While furniture in contemporer design is furniture design which is recently popular and commonly used by a lot of people in certain area and certain time. This kind of design offers comfort, clean appearence, and simple look but keeps using natural materials. The design is changing following what is people loved.

Realizing it, Rattan Division of Wisanka – Indonesia offers contemporer furniture design to worldwide. We propose contemporer furniture design made of water hyacinth. A simple in a clean line and comfort indoor furniture and still bringing the natural sense to your home by water hyacinth as the materials. 

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