Elina Busmane Blog

Design of Change for Sustainability

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It likes nature.

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It was not easy to convince Latvian wood – turning company that it is really needed to make a chair like this. They said it is too complicated and is not rational at all. But finally they did it.

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Start of the weaving the surface.

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Knots probably were the most tricky. After this week of “weaving”, my fingers are experienced!

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The reed were drying in the attic for 2 weeks.

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I thought these would be the proper tools for starting the weaving.

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To make the reed stronger, I had to twist 2 of them together.

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From the day until the late night – it twisting took more time than I expected…It turned out that I need around 200 twisted pieces…when I had good practice, I could make 12 per hour…Thanks to Stase, Katrīna and Madara for help!