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Posted By Jill Fehrenbacher On June 30, 2005 @ 4:28 pm In Design,Green Furniture | 2 Comments

Hauptman Products Inc. [1] (HPI) was founded five years ago with a mission to create well designed products that are socially and environmentally responsible. Judging by the aesthetics and specs of their reSeat [2] line, I’d hazard to say they’ve more than lived up to their mission statement.

The forming process used to create the reSeat line is based loosely on a reconstituted wood manufacturing process used to create strong and sturdy shipping pallets. ?The wood used is North American Aspen due to its growth speed and self-regenerating characteristics. ?Using wood chips allows them to maximize the use of their lumber, while bonding it with a formaldehyde-free adhesive system ensures the product is green from end to end.

The steel side tables designed to compliment the reSeat chairs are pretty cool as well. I love the swatch of green grass running through the middle of the tables. Of course, if tending plants in the middle of your kitchen table seems like too much of a hassle, you could probably put something else in there instead.

Never ones to rest on their laurels, HPI is presently working on a new palm foliage composite called Palmstrate, made from 95% Southern California green waste and 5% soy-based adhesive. ?They’re expecting the first Palmstrate products to hit the market in early 2006.

Posted by Brian Corcoran [3]

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[1] Hauptman Products Inc.: http://jonashauptman.com/

[2] reSeat: http://jonashauptman.com/products.html

[3] Brian Corcoran: mailto:briancorcoran@gmail.com

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