2019 年 3 巻 1 号 p. 1_69-1_76
New technologies in bamboo utilization enrich the types and designs of bamboo products. This paper presents a visual typological analysis of currently existing engineered bamboo (EB) products in order to identify design development possibilities. Information on various EB products currently on the market, especially those being offered internationally, was collected for use as our primary data resource. Our analysis was conducted by dividing the observed products into existing categories, and then classifying them based on their surface appearance types, both in order to gain an understanding of current EB developments and to identify possibilities related to future product shaping and/or surface modifications. Our analysis results show that there are more surface types and modification possibilities for laminated bamboo (LB) products than other EB types.