Emiliana Design Studio
EKOBO, launched in 2003, is a French eco-lifestyle brand specialising the design and manufacture of bamboo tableware and home accessories. Behind EKOBO: Bruno and Boo Louis, a Franco-American husband and wife duo. While they’ve evolved through the years to include other sustainable resources in their range, bamboo has always been at the heart of their work. They are proud to have played a part in making bamboo a mainstream material.
Their premium bamboo fibre collection started with one kid set. As new parents of their first daughter (now 15!), they quickly saw the need for durable, non-toxic dishware for kids. Leaning on years of expertise in Fairtrade bamboo handicraft and a background in product design, in 2010, they developed what is now their signature BIOBU® bamboo fibre eco-composite. This material offers a durable alternative to traditional plastic disposable or fragile dishware and home accessories.
Described as a biopolymer, their bamboo fiber formula is comprised of bamboo fiber, a highly renewable material, and a non-toxic food-grade A5 melamine binder, which helps to extend the life of the products (a sustainable practice!). Their bamboo is responsibly-sourced and managed from its origin until production. It is 100% traceable, collected as sawdust waste from chopstick factories.
They design to do better with less. From the beginning, they want to facilitate eco-gestures in real people’s homes, to save space, and offer multi-functional solutions. From the very start, from the first idea, their designs are to simplify life, celebrate beauty, and fight against waste….it begins with the commitment to using eco-responsible and sustainable materials.
But the range has grown along with their family. They continued to be inspired from moments along the way; from highchair to schoolyard, holiday tables, and camping trips – they always look to the future. Looking ahead means their designs are functional, pragmatic, and very much “no-fuss”. Their products are meant to be used and REUSED by all ages, indoors, and outdoors.
EKOBO now offers over 500 references in a wide palette of forms and colours; thoughtful products designed for modern living. EKOBO. Designed for Good.
Silver Junior Design Award for Best Eco-Toy Design 2018
Gold Junior Design Award for Best Eco-Children’s Tableware Design 2019
Finalist DELTA ADI FAD 2017
Premio DELTA ADI FAD 2018
This bamboo fibre Measuring Cup Set consists of 4 nested cups, each labeled with metric and American measurements on the base. However they’re not only for kitchen prep! When they’re not busy baking, they’re ideal for use as small bowls for serving sauces, olives or nuts.
EKOBO’s trademarked BIOBU® Eco-composite is made of FSC-certifed bamboo fibre and food safe polymers. BPA, PVC and phthalate-free.
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