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Several years back, in a corner at the "NoHo" Arts District of North Hollywood, CA, Tom Sullivan and Joanne Chen owned and worked a small design and production division, focusing on luxury customized manager chairs to the movie industry. In their pursuit to get a lighter chair, they experimented with bamboo, so long known for its strength - weight ratio. The subsequent chair was not only lighter but substantially more powerful than the oak they've previously employed.
Intrigued with employing such a renewable ecologically friendly material, they set out to design various houseware products using their "engineered bamboo" and in doing so, created the world's earliest bamboo cutting board. Bamboo, they discovered, is harder than maple, making it ideal for a cutting surface.
Shortly afterwards, Totally Bamboo was created, launching as the premiere maker for bamboo houseware products. From cutting boards to salad bowls and plates, Totally Granite plans to change how the world uses bamboo, as a viable alternative to our valuable wood trees.
Bamboo is actually a grass that grows to a harvestable height of 60-feet in about three to five decades, growing up to two feet per day. It has an extensive root system that continually sends up new shoots, naturally replenishing itself. It doesn't require replanting, making it among the most renewable resources known. The species we use, "Moso" wood bamboo, is not a food source or habitat for the Giant Panda.
Bamboo holds the promise of a sustainable, cost effective and environmentally responsible solution to the widespread clear cutting edge of our world's precious timberland. Our bamboo comes in 2 colors. There's light, which is the natural color of the bamboo, also dark, that is a honey colour. The dark colour is achieved by steaming the bamboo, bringing out the natural sugars, carmelizing it. This shade is permanenet and will not fade.
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