Werner Aisslinger: hemp chair - don’t put this in your pipe and try to smoke it.
Berlin designer Werner Aisslinger has made the first ever monobloc chair of natural fibre composite.
This ultra light chair is a break through in eco-aware design and in new technologies. It is made from recycled Kenaf and hemp using a compression process from the auto industry.
‘The difficulty in working with ecological materials is the relation of ingredients compared to the stability of the lifecycle and pricing of the components. the technology that has been utilized for the ‘hemp chair’ allows one to use 100 percent natural fibres in combination with a water-based glue that contains no phenols or formaldehyd. this process enables low cost mass production for 3D objects with a high stability and low specific weight.’
Reblogged from designboom.