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2014

Good Design Award

Award-winning item
Sedge mat products [Sedge mat products]
Business Owner
Cambodian Sedge Mats Business Association (CSMA)
Category
Good Design Award Mekong Design Selection
Company
Cambodian Sedge Mats Business Association (CSMA) (Cambodia)
Award Number
14M001252
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2014

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Outline

Once common in South-East and East Asia, the complex traditional manufacturing method of weaving sedge mats has vanished in most parts of Asia. In Cambodia's Kandal province, however, the technique has been preserved and is still widely applied. It allows to produce the high quality fine structured mats called Kandals. The production process of sedge mats involves considerable preparatory work: Sedges (Cyperus iria) are cultivated by sedge farmers or by weavers themselves. The finishing mat is used as Carpet and sleeping mat and the semi-finished us as the interior decoration items ..etc.

Producer

Mrs. Youn Teang, Mrs. Youn Muoyleang , Mr. Noy

Director

Ms. Sreng ly eang

Designer

Mr. Ngoun Tangdy

Already on the market
2012/6

Evaluation

Mats with traditional patterns weaved from sedge which have beautiful patterns combined with functionality, suit the climate in Asia, and are suitable for interior design. Their flexible attitude to create products by procuring materials from Cambodia and expanding to various items indicates they possess a potential to create a new market in Japan. Their social contribution is also valued because they were established for the purpose of helping poorer villages.

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