bambUofO - back to campus

We have posted previously several occasions when bambu 'going back to school' sharing our products and our stories with grade school students, design students, college grads, and students in graduate programs. From Shanghai International School (posted here), to NYU, University of Virginia, and CEIBS (posted here) - the China Europe International Business School.

This post brings it back home for us. While our products are used at a variety of campuses around the country, this one is particularly special.

The University of Oregon unveiled it’s newest architectural landmark last month. The new Ford Alumni Center in Eugene, Oregon opens its doors. The stunning new facility combines high tech ‘touch’ with natural materials, and energy-efficient design. The facility is expected to earn a LEED Gold certification.

The center is adjacent the new fabulous Matthew Knight Area east of campus.

The reasons this news finds itself posted in the bambu blog are twofold. The opening event included drinks and food, naturally. And we are thrilled that the university selected our products for the opening. The event was served on none other than our All Occasion Veneerware bamboo plates. Our newest shape, the Square Plate was the plate of choice along with our bamboo accompaniments, All Occasion Veneerware utensils and Sporks.

[NOTE: The stylized shape of the letter O is remarkably similar to the shape of our newest plate. Simply a coincidence? Some would say Not!

The other reason you are reading about it here, is that bambu cofounders, Rachel Speth & Jeff Delkin are graduates of the University of Oregon.

Jeff remarked, “It is great to connect with our school this way. We were thrilled our products were included and in an indirect way, we could be a part of this important event. It gives us a connection to the university, event though we live and operate 8000 miles away from Eugene. We thank the UO Catering team for including us.”

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