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Wed 20.4.

Milan 2011: ‘Hemp Chair’ by Werner Aisslinger (DE)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 20.04.2011 - Tagged as: , , , ,

'Hemp Chair' by Werner Aisslinger, shown in Milan at the Ventura Lambrate during this year's Salone Internazionale del Mobile; photo by Michel Bonvin

The increasing focus on eco-friendly and sustainable products has led to many ingenious and, sometimes, unexpected inventions frequently incorporating state-of-the-art technology. With this in mind, Berlin-based architect and designer Werner Aisslinger has recently designed a ‘Hemp chair’ – ‘world’s first monobloc chair made of natural fibres’.

Werner Aisslinger's 'Hemp Chair' is the world's first monobloc chair made from natural fibres; photo by Michel Bonvin

The streamlined, curvilinear and stackable chairs were unveiled at Milan Design Week 2011 earlier this month, and are produced from more than 70% natural fibres such as hemp and kenaf that are bound together by a non-toxic water-based resin. Aisslinger, who is no stranger to incorporating unusual materials in his designs (in 1999 he designed the first-ever range of glue furniture ‘Soft-Cell’ for Cappellini) has collaborated on the ‘Hemp chair’ with German chemical company BASF.

'Design history is driven by new technologies and material innovation': Werner Aisslinger's new 'Hemp Chair', whose material content is more than 70% natural; photo Michel Bonvin

Werner Aisslinger's new 'Hemp Chair'; photo by Michel Bonvin

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