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Calligaris introduces the use of "Liquid Wood" to its furniture collection

Calligaris introduces the use...
SKIN is Calligaris’ first product made by molding Liquid Wood
SKIN is Calligaris’ first product made by molding Liquid Wood
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Liquid Wood is 100 percent recyclable and produced with raw materials
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Liquid Wood is 100 percent recyclable and produced with raw materials
Liquid Wood is mainly composed of lignin and cellulose
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Liquid Wood is mainly composed of lignin and cellulose
SKIN is Calligaris’ first product made by molding Liquid Wood
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SKIN is Calligaris’ first product made by molding Liquid Wood
Calligaris introduces "Liquid Wood" to its collection
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Calligaris introduces "Liquid Wood" to its collection
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During Milan Design Week 2012, Italian furniture maker Calligaris has introduced a chair made from Liquid Wood, a composite biomaterial consisting of polymer and wood. It is said to be 100% recyclable, and is produced with raw materials that are easily available and renewable.

Liquid Wood is molded like a normal thermoplastic polymer, reportedly allowing for versatility and high performance in terms of durability, resistance and flexibility. The material is mainly composed of lignin and cellulose, which are found in the cells of plants.

SKIN is Calligaris’ first product made of Liquid Wood. The air-molding technology that is used to manufacture this chair involves the co-injection of polypropylene and glass fiber. The chair series features a simple and minimalist design, is easily stackable, and suitable for outdoor use.

Source: Calligaris

Photos: Bridget Borgobello/Gizmag

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Frank Meriwether
Beautiful!