KUSKOA BI: Bioplastic chair
Kuskoa Bi is the first chair on the market to be manufactured in bioplastic. Its particularly enveloping shell, cut out in such a way as to optimize back and arm support, is delicately placed on a solid wood trestle. Different upholstered versions are also available.
Designed by Iratzoki Lizaso, they decided that the Kuskoa Bi had to be a comfortable, enveloping chair and to achieve this we opted for a semi-concave shell. The material that best enables this shape to be created is plastic. However, the production of plastic is contrary to their fundamental principles on sustainable development, so to find a solution to this dilemma, they carried out in-depth investigative research and found a new material: bioplastic.
Bioplastic is a moldable plastic material made up of chemical compounds that are derived from or synthesized by microbes such as bacteria or by genetically modified plants. Unlike traditional plastics, which are derived from petroleum, bioplastics are obtained from renewable resources, such as vegetable fats and oils, corn starch, straw, woodchips, sawdust, recycled food waste.