Composite

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Composite

Natural fiber composite

R & D in collaboration with professor Seth Stem (RISD) and BASF.

Exploring Possibilities

We produced the seat and back of Seth’s chair to demonstrate the properties of natural fiber composite and create a template to replace plastics. Durable, comfortable, and handsome, the end result helps push eco-friendly products into the market.

Exploring Possibilities

We produced the seat and back of Seth’s chair to demonstrate the properties of natural fiber composite and create a template to replace plastics. Durable, comfortable, and handsome, the end result helps push eco-friendly products into the market.

Designed from the ground up.

Our team modeled the geometry and machined the aluminum mold for the BASF Hemp Chair completely in-house. We created the initial manufacturing methods and systems for its production.

Designed from the ground up.

Our team modeled the geometry and machined the aluminum mold for the BASF Hemp Chair completely in-house. We created the initial manufacturing methods and systems for its production.

Material Report

Our hemp formula contains 72% natural fibers — 22% more than the average composite. Use of this could drastically reduce dependence on nonrenewable plastics.

Acrodur, BASF’s water-based acrylic resin, is free of formaldehyde and other hazardous chemicals. No VOC’s or noxious gases are released upon temperature shock.

Float

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Float

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Catch

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Catch

Catch designs elegant housewares with a conscience. They search far and wide to secure materials that are beneficial both to your home and the planet. Their first product line is a set of stainless steel bowls that tame kitchen clutter beautifully. The bowls are formed directly from reclaimed solid stainless steel. They are pressed and polished for a smooth lustrous finish.

Impact composites that include upcycling of ocean plastics and use of natural materials such as hemp in homeware, and an replacement for plastics.