Gallery: reSEAT

 

Hauptman Products Inc. (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 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

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  1. Inhabitat » Blog ... August 2, 2006 at 2:37 pm

    [...] reSEAT manufactures their furniture with compositeboards made of discarded organic matter and soy. [...]

  2. David Trujillo-Farley July 14, 2005 at 3:03 pm

    This is a nice product, but we must be careful about what we label as being ?green?. Using sustainable materials (aspen) is good, but metal is very bad environmentally. Also, just because the adhesive is formaldehyde-free does not mean it is ?green?. Having said this, it is good to see someone employing a sustainable design practice.

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