At DMY Berlin 2011, on 1-5 June, Berlin-based designer Werner Aisslinger showed off his Hemp House, a project exploring sustainable materials. The house included Hemp Chair, which along with the house is made of more than 70% natural fibers such as hemp and kenaf (similar to jute), bound together with acrodur, a water-based acrylic resin, which releases no harmful substances and water is its only byproduct. The fibres are then compression molded into shape.
The International Contemporary Furniture Fair will be held in Manhattan later this month. Here, COVER outlines what visitors can expect.