Kuskoa Bi Chair by Jean Louis Iratzoki for Alki

Kuskoa Bi Chair by Jean Louis Iratzoki for Alki

Introduced at Maison & Objet in Paris last month, Basque brand Alki have launched the the world's first 100% bioplastic seat.


Designed by Jean Louis Iratzoki, the seat of Alki’s new ‘Kuskoa Bi’ bioplastic chair is 100% biodegradable and recyclable.

Made from a biodegradable and recyclable mixture of sugar cane, corn starch and beet, the new material provides an alternative to the environmentally harmful, fossil-fuel-based plastics usually used in injection-moulded seats. Alki_Kuskoa_Bi_Iratzoki_04

Supported by a solid oak frame, the concave seat is injection molded.


For more information visit alki.fr

About the manufacturer: Founded in 1981 in a small village in the northern Basque Country, Alki (meaning chair in Basque) was set up as a small chair factory by a group of five friends.  It was a tough economic time and the aim of the venture was to create jobs in a weakly industrialized region. The cooperative status were the most suitable to its values which are an essential part of the company’s day-to-day existence. Combining ancestral tradition and modern technology, Alki now offers conviviality in a more contemporary style.

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