Green seat: ‘Kuskoa Bi’ chair by Jean Louis Iratzoki for Alki

Alki has launched the world’s first 100% bioplastic seat.  Designed by Jean Louis Iratzoki, the seat of Alki’s new “Kuskoa Bi” bioplastic chair is 100% biodegradable and recyclable.  Made from a biodegradable and recyclable mixture of sugar cane, cornstarch and beet, the new material provides an alternative to the environmentally harmful, fossil-fuel-based plastics usually used in injection-molded seats. Supported by a solid oak frame, the concave seat is injection molded.

Founded in 1981 in a village in the northern Basque Country, Alki (meaning chair in Basque) was set up as a small chair factory by a group of five friends.  

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