Thursday, October 4, 2012

Furniture Outdoor DALA Combine Recycling with Senegalese Craft Design

Self-proclaimed "activist design" and a designer based in New York, Stephen Burks is to defend the adoption of traditional craftsmanship in the field of modern design to ensure that these arts are preserved and developed as part of the natural evolution of the design.

The activism of Burks' aims to develop a way for artisans and communities depend on these craftwork production benefit socio-economically the advancement of these designs of genre niche of "Arts and crafts" legitimately conventional design. To reinvent local crafts and placing them in contemporary furniture design, Burks has created the DALA outdoor furniture collection.

The word DALA is the Senegal term for the verb "do" and the collection inspiration of crafts and other traditional artistic influences in the region. The collection was created as a collaborative effort between Burks and Dedon, the German furniture company. DALA collection was recently displayed at the Milan design week.

Each piece in the collection of DALA shaped to resemble traditional although Interestingly; crafts Burks also combine these parts with his love of recycling. The collection, therefore, is woven around an aluminum frame powered with the exterior using recyclable fashion extrusion of polyethylene and recycled packaging used in food and beverage. The collection is available in three tones - sea, grass and fire.