Easy Lounge Chair by Passad
The piece – like all products of Phillippines-based Passad – is made of the well-sustained offerings of gmelina tree. This wood comes from tropical moist forests in Southeast Asia and has been widely introduced in like climates, including the Philippines. The tree grows fast and has large pulping characteristics, it also thrives in various soils, and has very good resistance to both drought and floods, as well as insects heat, fire and frost. And gmelina roots was said to be the very good curative for stomach ailments. But especially in the minds of the craftsmen in Passad is the way in which the chip of gmelina carefully can be formed into durable and beautiful furniture, very much like assembling fragmented parts of a jigsaw puzzle, local craftsmen slowly and at random each gmelina chip collect, piece by piece. No chips, no matter how small, ever go to waste. Finally, the objects are hand-carved, like this Easy Lounge Chair.