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Tue 9.2.

‘The Zelfo Embrace’ by Elise Gabriel & TheGreenFactory (FR)

Posted by Simon Keane-Cowell on 09.02.2010 - Tagged as: , , , , , , , ,

'Liga' chair by Elise Gabriel & TheGreenFactory

'Liga' chair by Elise Gabriel & TheGreenFactory

Elise Gabriel, working in collaboration with TheGreenFactory, has created ‘The Zelfo Embrace’, a collection of furniture that explores the material possibilities of Zelfo, a 100% biodegradable cellulose paste.

'Liga' chair by Elise Gabriel & TheGreenFactory

'Liga' chair by Elise Gabriel & TheGreenFactory

Funded by VIA, the Paris-based organisation set up to support and promote emerging French designers, Gabriel has designed a chair, trestles and lamps, which illustrate the patented material’s capacities to lend shape to, and to maintain, complex three-dimensional structures that are strong and light.

'Ossos' trestle by Elise Gabriel & TheGreenFactory

'Ossos' trestle by Elise Gabriel & TheGreenFactory

The patents for Zelfo are owned by Omodo GmbH, Germany, and TheGreenFactory has initiated a Europe-wide R&D programme to industrialise applications of the material, which is made from recycled materials (papers, agricultural wastes) and fast-growing plants (hemp and miscanthus).

'Vélines' lamps by Elise Gabriel & TheGreenFactory

'Vélines' lamps by Elise Gabriel & TheGreenFactory

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