Alki to debut a fully recyclable, biodegradable chair at Maison & Objet
Basque designer Jean Louise Iratzoki has designed a bioplastic chair for the Basque furniture label Alki. According to the brand, Kuskoa Bi is “the first chair on the market to be manufactured in bioplastic”. The chair’s shell is molded from a polymer made from 100% plant-based renewable resources (beet, corn starch, sugarcane, etc.). It can be entirely recycled and is also biodegradable.
Kuskoa Bi was born from the brand’s desire to create a comfortable, enveloping seat that still aligned with their principles on sustainable development. Bioplastics provide the same comfort and flexible use of more traditional petrol-based polymers without the environmentally detrimental effects. The material can be injected, extruded and thermoformed, however unlike regular plastic, bioplastic can be entirely broken down and also has a reduced carbon footprint.
The innovative concept will be presented at Maison & Objet, which takes place from January 23rd to 27th in Paris.