"Cuia" with Handle | Andrea Bandoni

Cuia Hack
Cuias (plural of Cuia) are objects widely used by indigenous people obtained from the Cuieira tree, abundant in the Amazon rainforest. Despite being sustainable useful objects, nowadays they are no more than nearly worthless souvenirs. This project aims to “expand” our perception of the cuias function and aesthetics through a wide range of possibilities. To do so, new pieces are added to the natural shape in order to give it meaning, although they can easily be separated according to each material’s life span.

Cuia with Handle
It searches for a balance between the natural and technological worlds. The original piece was computer developed and materialized using 3D printing technology. The final handle was cast in polyurethane resin and connected to the natural cuia.

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Material: Cuia and polyurethane resin 

Dimension: H 7, 8 in. x D 2, 5 in. / H 20 cm x D 5, 8 cm

Date of Creation: 2014


Design Collectors Club do MAM-SP, 2014, curadoria Marcelo Rosenbaum.

Presented in: 

MAM-SP, 2014

Published in:

 "Moderno Mam" with a review by Magnólia Costa. pag 10, São Paulo, Brazil, 2014