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Agustina Bottoni’s Monolithic Brut Barbecue Set is Made From Recycled Coconut Coir
Posted By Elliot Chang On April 25, 2013 @ 5:00 pm In Design,Green Furniture,Green Home decor,Green Interiors,Green Products,Innovation,Reader Submitted Content | No Comments
“Brut ” is a monolithic stool and barbecue set designed by Agustina Bottoni  that is produced by casting a compound of cement and coconut coir  (an agricultural waste). Bottoni’s low-tech, DIY  casting process uses accessible products – most of which are available at IKEA stores. The recycled material has proven to be water and fireproof, which makes it ideal for springtime barbecues.
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Agustina Bottoni ‘s coconut coir and cement mixture is compressed into a reusable mold, which is actually a domestic plastic container. The fibrous compound is so strong that doesn’t need any inner reinforcement. The use of coconut coir – an organic element – gives the lightweight but strong compound a unique texture with more warmth than concrete. The durable pieces of furniture can be produced on a small scale at an extremely low cost.
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