Slim, lightweight, resistant and eco-friendly, Hemp Chair is the first stackable single-shel armchair devised and designed for the use of a new industrial material. The challenge is an ambitious one: a sheet, over 75% of which is composed of hemp, is heat-formed via a production process with low environmental impact borrowed from the car-making industry.
The reading is rational while the appearance is disorientating. The feeling is one of standing in front of a conceptual structure where the physics, forces and dynamics take on a 3D shape. Each detail follows a functional order, each choice mediates the technical and the aesthetic.
According to Werner Aisslinger, today’s consumers are striving towards a well-balanced and healthy lifestyle that is in harmony with the environment. They want innovative products such as electric scooters and hybrid cars as well as new, environmentally compatible, light and durable materials. So the development of the Hemp Chair marks a turning point in this trend.
“Design history is driven by new technologies and material innovation. For us designers, the advent of these technologies has always been the starting point for new objects and typologies in design,” states the internationally acclaimed designer from Berlin.