Sustainable offerings: Artichairs by Spyros Kizis

Edinburgh College of Art graduate Spyros Kizis launched a dining chair and a lounge chair made from artichoke thistles and bio resin. Made using a combination of plant fiber and organic epoxy resin, the Artichairs are biodegradable and can be reused as biofuel.

The artichoke thistle, also known as the cardoon, grows wild in Greece and has been found to be suitable for use in the biofuel industry. To make the Artichair, Kizis combined the artichoke thistle with a bio-based resin made from waste cooking oil. The result is a sustainable bio plastic that is then pressed into a mold to create the shell of the chair. 


Like this story? Subscribe to Hotel Design!

Hospitality professionals turn to Hotel Design as their go-to news source for the latest products, projects, and trends for hotel interior designers and architects. Sign up today to get news and updates delivered to your inbox and read on the go.

Suggested Articles

The hotel will be a conversion of the former Al Areen Palace & Spa.

Blue Flag Partners is investing $100 million to fund Life House's expansion via hotel acquisitions. Life House CEO Rami Zeidan tells HM what's on the…

When it opens in 2024, the 150-room W Buenos Aires hotel and its planned residences will be part of a $100 million, 34-story mixed-use tower in the Puerto…