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Kuskoa Bi has classic simple lines reminiscent of those seen in the Eames’ DAW Chair. But instead of using fiberglass, the ingenious seat is entirely made from a bio-based polymer (bioplastic) made from beet, cornstarch and sugarcane. The biodegradable material was achieved by a series of mechanical processes, followed by fermentation, resulting on a compound that can be injected, extruded and even thermoformed.

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The Kuskoa Bi chair’s seat was made through injection molding, a process that is commonly used for shaping non-degradable plastics. Simple and authentic, the chair is shaped to support the arms and back and comes in many pastel colors, with a version available in a soft wool-based upholstery — also biodegradable and recyclable.

Kuskoa Bi launched at the bustling Parisian trade fair Maison&Objet.

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Photos by Jean Louis Iratzoki