Maison & Objet 2015 Preview: Bioplastic Chair
Launching at lifestyle trade show Maison & Objet (January 23-27), the Kuskoabi chair from French furniture company Alki features a seat made from a plant-based plastic polymer. Designed by Jean Louis Iratzoki, it's the first chair on the market to feature a 100% bioplastic seat.
As highlighted in Biomaterials, materials drawn from renewable sources in nature are becoming increasingly popular – particularly where they can replace and replicate conventional plastics. The material used for this design is made from a mixture of beet, corn starch and sugarcane, making it fully recyclable and biodegradable.
The minimal shape features a smooth bucket-style seat (made using an injection moulding process) atop a sturdy solid oak frame. An upholstered version of the chair will also be available.