La Che Side Table 2


Delivery up to 40 days
Product number: 00ALAC2-5

Height: 460 mm
Diameter: 370 mm

100% Fique fibres from Furcraea leaves

The La Che Side Table honours the beautiful traditional weaving craft of Colombia. Sebastian Herkner designed the collection after visiting Colombia and studying the weaving techniques of the local artisans. The name La Che is a reference to the Laches, an indigenous Colombian people, who used a method with the same name to create baskets. The tables are available in three sizes
The tables are made in small workshops in the Boyacá region, which is situated 2,400 metres above sea level in the Colombian Andes. This area has a long tradition of working with fibres made from the leaves of the fique plant. These fibres are wound by hand and a robust part of the fique plant is used as a frame. The dyes used have mostly natural ingredients, such as nuts, roots and bark from trees, all native to the region. The production process is very labour-intense and requires a great deal of skill: It takes several weeks to produce one La Che table. At times, two artesanos work on the same piece simultaneously. It is only possible to produce a few products each month due to the amount of work required. Even in Colombia, this traditional handcrafting technique has become a rare skill, making La Che an exclusive design collection
German designer Sebastian Herkner is a long-term collaborator of ames and has visited Colombia multiple times to experience the country’s cities, nature and people first hand. He also visited many of the ateliers that ames has partnered with to learn about the unique traditional crafts of Colombia's regions. A sought-after contemporary designer and recipient of many industry awards, he has worked with many international design brands, creating intriguing pieces that showcase his intuition for interesting material, colour and texture combinations

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