Bamboo Mat Builder

Dirk Ehrenberg

September / September - 2022

Folkwang Universität der Künste Essen

Master of Arts


“Bmb8” is a system of standardised bamboo mats that can be assembled in a variety of ways. The mat modules enable assembly of small and large structures and lightweight objects. Many assembly options can be achieved using beginner level tools. The stable mats are foldable, flexible in one direction, and elastic in the other. They can be interlocked to form a stable panel similar to plywood. Whether as a singular product or as a module in a larger context, their use is limited only by the user's imagination.