(I don’t normally refer to myself in third person, but) Jair Straschnow is an Amsterdam based designer maker, with a preference to sensible and resourceful design. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Technological Education (B.SC.T.E.) in design studies from Tel-Aviv University (1991-1995), and did his Post-graduate studies at the Applied Arts Department of the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam(1999-2001). His self-assembly Bamboo collection Grassworks has won the 2010 Designs of the Year furniture Award at the Design Museum London, where flip chair is part of the collection. Straschnow’s work has been shown internationally and featured in numerous publications and magazines. He is occasionally giving workshops and teaching, but mainly hide in his Amsterdam studio.