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Biodegradable Knit and Sponge Seating

Posted on: Monday, July 23, 2007

While recently perusing the website of one of my favorite home design stores, Branch, I was reminded once again of the innovative work of Emiliano Godoy, an industrial designer, architect, and sustainable product visionary from Mexico. ( I was, of course, supposed to looking for essential items for our twins' future nursery, but given that I have this vision of all of the pieces of our expanded life miraculously still dovetailing both practically and aesthetically, post-delivery, this seemed to be a rather worthy diversion).

The 'Knit Chair' (2004) consists simply of wood panels and cotton rope (which holds everything together) and is manufactured by Pirwi in Mexico. The wood is FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified and comes in either beech or white oak.

Branch also offers Godoy's 'Z Bench' (2005) made from (FSC-certified) beech, pine, or maple with a seat of zacate (natural loofah sponge).

Not essential items for a nursery perhaps, but comforting nonetheless as the future platform for seating is rewoven with fibers and techniques that set the standard for a new sort of domestic order.


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