Gallery: Pineapple Paper Furniture by Yothaka

 
Pepp Chair, Made by Yothaka, Made from Pineapple Paper, Made in Thailand

The Nut Bench is fun, colorful and made from pineapple paper to boot! Bangkok-based Yothaka International creates hand-woven, modern Asian designs using local natural fibrous materials available in Thailand. The firm that pioneered the use of water hyacinth and Yan Lipao (a fern-like vine found in the South of Thailand) in furniture making has introduced a Pineapple Paper collection made from locally produced pineapple paper fiber. Pineapple leaf fibers are pressed, dyed and made into eco-friendly chairs, stools and benches.

“We follow the world trends in décor when it comes to sizes, shapes and colors, but we maintain an Asian feel in our designs,” says Somchai Thanapolkiat, director of marketing and a partner in Yothaka. “It’s difficult to describe, but take a look at our products and it soon becomes apparent.”

Thailand is the first country to produce Pineapple Paper fiber and Yothaka’s new designs support the innovation by using it as the basis for its new furniture collection. While only Thai materials are used in their furniture pieces, Yothaka has ensured that Thai people based in rural areas benefit as well – roughly 90% of the company’s output is produced by Thais.

Nut Bench, $2,900 at Establishment + Yothaka

Via Apartment Therapy

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  1. Sarizal September 3, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    Hie, can we have the manufacturer contact number please, for pineapple paper/resin factories/manufacturers in Thailand or any other around Asia? thank you very much. Sarizal, Mr. (n.sarizal@gmail.com or utmicc2@yahoo.com)

  2. fade theory » yot... April 7, 2008 at 4:40 am

    [...] Furniture. Made from paper. Pineapple paper. (via Inhabitat) [...]

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