Woven chestnut wood reminiscent of baskets

Zumitz Collection by Alki premier at M&O

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Woven chestnut wood reminiscent of baskets
20/01/2016 - The starting point for the Zumitz Collection by Alki was a woven chestnut basket… Still craft-made by the expert hands of artisans in the foothills of the Pyrenees, this time-honoured tool from the Basque Country is, even today, used by smallholders, fishermen and bakers. Zumitz Collection by Alki

Zumitz Collection by Alki

And because values of authenticity and proximity are dear to Alki’s heart, the designers wanted to integrate such unique expertise in this new collection. Zumitz Collection by Alki

Zumitz Collection by Alki

A uniquely companionable collection of objects for the home and hospitality industry has been developed from this rural tool that encapsulates the world of work. Designed by Iratzoki & Lizaso and made, in part, by local basket craftsmen, the Zumitz Collection clearly flies the flag of transmission of cultural heritage. Zumitz Collection by Alki

Zumitz Collection by Alki

New use has been given to this technique of weaving chestnut wood strips (known as ‘zumitzak’ in the Basque language) by assembling them on a tubular metal structure. Thanks to this application, yesterday’s tool has made room for today’s practical object. Zumitz Collection by Alki

Zumitz Collection by Alki

Zumitz comprises a range of objects including a coffee table, screen and log basket. The whole Collection exudes a simple ruggedness that fits perfectly into contemporary settings. In acknowledgement of its territorial roots, the genetic makeup of this Collection salutes the memory of ancestral expertise. 

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Zumitz Collection by Alki

Zumitz Collection by Alki

Zumitz Collection by Alki

Zumitz Collection by Alki

Zumitz Collection by Alki

Zumitz Collection by Alki

Zumitz Collection by Alki

Zumitz Collection by Alki

Zumitz Collection by Alki

Zumitz Collection by Alki

Zumitz Collection by Alki

Zumitz Collection by Alki

Zumitz Collection by Alki

Zumitz Collection by Alki

Zumitz Collection by Alki

Zumitz Collection by Alki

Zumitz Collection by Alki

Zumitz Collection by Alki

Zumitz Collection by Alki

Zumitz Collection by Alki

Zumitz Collection by Alki

Zumitz Collection by Alki

Zumitz Collection by Alki

Woven chestnut wood reminiscent of baskets

Woven chestnut wood reminiscent of baskets

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