flax (100% recyclable), steel tubes
2015, Moroso Spa
Red Dot Design Award 2014
Green Good Design Award 2011
Design Museum Holon, Tel Aviv, IL
MAK Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art, Vienna, A
Flaxx a hybrid design which offers the comfort of a free-swinging chair as well as the functionality of a conventional four- legged chair. The novel structure of the support frame and the combination of advantages from both designs is a contem- porary interpretation in both form and function. The seat shell and frame are made of 100% recyclable materials. The seat shell is made from natural fibre mats, which are moulded into a stable three dimensional form by pressing multiple layers of the material. The mats predominantly consist of flax, an annually renewable raw material, and are held together by textile polypropylene as an adhesive. The technology used to manufacture the seat shell originated in the automobile industry and is already used to produce interior components such as door trim panels and cargo area covers. In the Flaxx Chair, a variation on this technology has been used for the first time in furniture-making in order to combine the benefits of stale-of-the-art-technology with requirments of a sustainable material concept. Thanks to its weatherproof material, the Flaxx Chair is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.