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Zartan Chair by Philippe Starck & Eugeni Quitllet

The Zartan Chair was recently spotted at the Magis booth on the Milan Fairgrounds. Designed by

The Zartan Chair was recently spotted at the Magis booth on the Milan Fairgrounds. Designed by Philippe Starck & Eugeni Quitllet, the Zartan marks the designer’s latest approach to industrial production without utilizing actual plastic. The entirely natural chair features a special “liquid wood,” a new technology which uses wood powder (derived from discarded wood pulp-based lignin) and mixes it with a number of natural materials, including fibers and a wax or oil finish, to create a strong, non-toxic alternative to petroleum-based plastics. What makes the development all that much more interesting is the fact that the composite material behaves like melted plastic, allowing it to be injected through a nozzle into a mold. Further information on the design is offered here.

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