February 15, 2015
Sustainable Sunday: Bioplastic Chairs
Last month at Maison & Objet Paris, a trade show that focuses on the "art of living," designer Jean Louis Iratzoki and Basque furniture collective Alki launched the world's first commercially available 100% bioplastic chair -- Kuskoa Bi.
Bioplastic is a polymer with similar characteristics and properties to plastics made from non-renewable fossil fuels, yet it is made from 100% plant-based renewable resources like beet, corn starch and sugarcane.
Such natural properties make the bioplastic both, recyclable and biodegradable. The Kuskoa Bi is elegant in design and sustainable in detail.