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In bamboo, as with other grasses, the inner regions of the plant stem are hollow and the cross sections are scattered throughout the stem instead of in a cylindrical arrangement. The woody xylem is also absent, which causes the stems to be columnar rather than tapering.
Bamboos are also the fastest growing woody plants in the world. They are capable of growing up to 24 inches or more per day.
Bamboos are of notable economic and cultural significance in Southeast Asia where the stems are used extensively in everyday life as building materials and as a highly versatile raw product, and the shoots as a food source.
<p>Jason was born in New York and grew up in the furniture industry. He Studied at the Huntington School of Fine Arts and spent a year at the Universidad de Sevilla in Seville Spain.</p> <p>Currently an active member of many furniture industry organizations, including the ASFD (American Society of Furniture Designers), the YLH (Young Leaders of Hospitality), and is a Board Member of the YHFP (Young Home Furnishings Professionals), Jason is also a founding member of the SFC (Sustainable Furniture Council)</p> <p>In 2005 he received a B.F.A. in Industrial Design and has been the winner of numerous industry awards over the years, most recently nominated as a finalist in the 20th Annual Pinnacle Awards.</p>