bambu Wins Housewares Design Finalist Award - 2017

bambu Wins Housewares Design Finalist Award - 2017

Here at bambu, we're starting the new year right! We have earned the Housewares Design Finalist Award for our acclaimed Reclaimed Cedar Serving collection. 

Four months ago, bambu took home top honors with the Best New Product award in New York for this unique range of serving trays and serving boards made from upcycled cedar wood. The first of its kind.

[ This isn't the first time bambu has been recognized with a housewares design award. The company took top honors in 2008 winning the category with our baby utensils made from nature. ]

Cedar Serving Trays and Boards

The upcycled cedar wood is sourced sustainably and a first-of-its-kind collection of serving trays, serving boards and drinks coasters.

The cedar wood is reclaimed from 70-year homes in China. Before western building materials were introduced in China in the mid-century, people used the local wood, naturally. Chinese Cedar wood was a common material for the building of homes and other wooden structures. The wood is salvaged, and used most often by local people for small projects. 

“We spotted this salvage yard near our two workshops far south of Shanghai. It was filled with these beautiful cedar planks. We later tested the wood to make sure it was free of chemicals. Not only that, cedar is naturally resistant to staining, bugs and mold. It was our ‘ah ha’ moment,” remarked Rachel Speth, designer and owner of bambu.

The collection consists of eight (8) serving trays and boards handmade from selected wood. The unique grain of the wooden trays makes each product a one-of-a-kind. The design is inspired by the hexagon, a design reference to the company’s on-going support of honeybees and healthy eco-systems.

The awards gala is concurrent with the Las Vegas Market the last week of January 22-26th where bambu will unveil its new showroom on the 11th floor in Building C. bambu will be introducing nearly a dozen new products featured in the company's new 2017 catalog.

Email us at to get your copy of our 2017 catalog.




Our Holiday Special. Save 20% This Week!

Our Holiday Special. Save 20% This Week!

Give the Gift of Bambu - And Now Save 20% 

We're celebrating the holidays by giving our customers savings on our favorite, stylish, eco-friendly products for gift-giving, party planning and entertaining.

Save 20% on your order now through Friday, December 16th. Check out our Gift Guide ideas. Order by Friday, and you can also take advantage of our Free Shipping offer for orders of $75 or more. Rest assured, we'll pack it up quick and get it to you before Christmas. 

Why not avoid the stress of last-minute holiday shopping and give the gift of Bambu? We have something festive for everyone on your list, from babies to grandparents, cooks to gardeners.

Let us be your one-stop shop for holiday gifts this season.

Whether you’re searching for stocking stuffers or meaningful, high-quality gifts that will last a lifetime, Bambu has you covered

Eco-Friendly, No-Stress Enjoyment. Something for Everyone

Here are 16 festive ideas to delight friends and family this holiday. 

bambu Gift Card

Maybe you're just looking for some clever stocking stuffers

We've got your covered. Unique gift ideas for the outgoing type. All under $15. 

eco gifts and bamboo sporks

Bamboo Straws                Travel Utensil Sets               Cork & Spork    

Veneerware disposable bamboo plates

If you're hosting dinner at your home, or planning a football bowl party, or New Years Eve party, now's the time to stock up on Veneerware bamboo dinnerware

Shop now while our holiday promotion is on! Use the code bambuCheer at checkout to save 20%. 

Still have questions? Let us help. Contact us at or call us at 855-630-3149 and we'll be glad to help. 


Most of all, enjoy your friends and family and have a safe holiday.



bambu. As stylized by NalinnaLi

bambu. As stylized by NalinnaLi

Storyteller, stylist, photographer, raconteur Nalinnali does exquisite work. We had the opportunity to work with her incorporating some of our products into her Forest Wanderer profile and her Forest Bake project. She calls it foresty food styling. 

bamboo bread knife pumpkin pie

See more of her work at Or follow her on Instagram at @nalinnali. We'll be sharing more of her work with our readers and customers. We're fans.