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.
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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