The Vietnamese Hmong minority has a long tradition of using natural materials to make tools and clothing for their daily lives. Currently, the traditional craft is in danger of being lost, and at the same time, people from the community have been looking for ways to earn an income from their craft. Living with the minority the role of the designer was to give new ideas of using their traditional processes.
The goal of the project was to find ways to use the manufacturing techniques of the Hmong community for commercial products that could be produced within the community. In this way, the craft could be preserved while generating income for the artisans in two furniture collections. Indibuu 1 is a lamp collection that uses a traditional technique normally used to make birdcages.