Munir Vahanvati

Studio Leader

Munir is designer with more than 15 years of industry experience. He has been involved in working with bamboo for the last 13 years. He is passionate about designing and using the natural form of bamboo to create rhythmic structures that create a play of light and shade. He is the co-founder of Giant Grass, a company promoting the use of bamboo as a sustainable option for construction as it is structurally high-performing, low cost and proven effective in small-scale building industry.

Munir’s main focus has been on creating designs that are efficient, attractive and minimise labour input to maximise productivity. He has designed various products, furniture and structures out of bamboo and also likes to get hands-on making some of the products. Munir is currently World Bamboo Ambassador for the World Bamboo Organisation and was the Vice-president of Bamboo Society of Australia.