Tuesday, 26 July 2011
In collaboration with chemical company BASF, German designer Werner Aisslinger has created the Hemp Chair. Inspired by a technique used by the automotive industry, the manufacturing of the chair uses water-based compression moulding to form an eco-friendly, lightweight, yet strong material.
Today’s consumers are searching for a well-balanced and healthy lifestyle. The low cost of production made possible by compression moulding paired with the environmentally friendly materials make the Hemp Chair an appealing alternative, marking a turning point in the trend towards sustainability.
The chair debuted in May at the Material Vision Exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany.