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Bio-on & Kartell Develop the World's First Furniture Made from 100% Natural Bioplastic

Published on 2019-06-18. Author : SpecialChem

TAGS:  Green and Bioplastics    

One of the leading design firms Kartell and Bio-on have developed the world's first furniture made from BIO-ON's 100% natural, revolutionary bioplastic. The two companies are working together on a number of fronts. "Fully sustainable" edition of modular unit presented at Salone del Mobile already available to buy.

For Kartell, the way to offer more choices of materials to its customers and designers is through one of its most popular products. The company has chosen one of its signature best-sellers - the modular unit designed by Anna Castelli Ferrieri in 1967 and, to mark its 50th anniversary, it will be on sale immediately in a totally eco-sustainable edition available in four colors, green, pink, cream and yellow, in the three-module version.

Bio-on & Kartell Develop the World's First Furniture Made from 100% Natural Bioplastic

Kartell Chairman Claudio Luti says: “Research is our mission and we continue to experiment to combine innovation and design. Holding firm our values and working on new and developing industrial processes, we are pleased to reach a further milestone in the year of our seventieth anniversary. We have worked with Bio-on to offer our customers an extremely high-quality bioplastic product and we have chosen one of our most world-renowned products to do so. Bioplastic research sits alongside our innovation journey and is part of the “Kartell loves the planet” project aimed at encouraging good sustainability practice.”

Bio-on founder and CEO Marco Astorri adds: “It's an extraordinary honor for us to see our bioplastic used by one of Italy's best-known design brands and to launch sales at the sector's top trade show. To repay the trust and attention Claudio Luti has given us in the last few months, we named the biopolymer used in this specific application CL, using his initials. We are seeing the first line of sunscreen products made using our technology and the first furniture reach the market within the space of just a few days. This is clear confirmation of the amazing versatility that our biopolymer can offer, bringing its extraordinary advantages and values to all sectors.”

Source: Bio-on
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