Baboom is a Belgium Agency and has its origins in the Brazilian jungle. In 2008 Jan Detavernier moved to Brazil in order to run an ecological building cooperative together with some friends. This social initiative sought after sustainable poverty reduction through the education of local groups in making bamboo structures. They built a community centre and a school, constructed entirely out of bamboo.
During Jan his stay in the magical Brazilian jungle, his connection with nature and passion for bamboo grew, a plant with extreme properties and fascinating features. As an engineer, he decided to take a different course and he integrated more and more organic form language of nature in his designs. His inspiring structures arise from the connection of his form finding and the revealing of the wonderfull complexity in nature. The structural analysis and the bamboos are self-explanatory connected in the natural aesthetics of his spatial experiments.
It emerged Baboom, a studio specializing in decoration and installations with natural materials; a reciprocity between craftsmanship and innovation in technique and materials with a extensive expertise in bamboo applications.
Design conceived as an interaction, Jan brings ideas and concepts into a single story. This results in designs where experiences and their meanings are central. Sensation and imagination go hand in hand with his sculptures.