Jin Kuramoto designed a bio-based chair for swedish manufacturer OFFECCT, presented during stockholm furniture fair. The Jin Chair is a feather light, super strong and 100% biological piece made of flax fiber. Flax fiber is a biological material, that, if successfully industrialized, can make furniture both extremely lightweight and high performant The body of the chair is made of thin layers of this material on top of each other, forming a strong shell around a core of air, making the surface the actual structure of the chair. Take a look at more images below.
Jin Chair by Jin Kuramoto
From the designer: The unique structure of the “ JIN ” chair was realized by using flax fiber, a biological material that if successfully industrialized, can make furniture both extremely light weight and high performing. The body of Jin is defined by shaping thin layers of flax fibers on top of each other, forming a strong shell around a core of air, making the surface the actual structure of the chair.
This chair is what OFFECCT Lab and their “ Lifecircle ” philosophy is all about: engineers and designers working closely together to explore new and sustainable horizon of the furniture industry.
The JIN chair is also available in Carbon.
Find more projects by Jin Kuramoto: http://www.jinkuramoto.com/