Monobloc stackable chairs have been developed with reinforced plastics. ‘hemp chair” by Berlin-based designer/architect Werner Aisslinger is the first monochair designed with a new technology in which natural fibers like hemp that are moulded under heat with a special ecological glue resulting in a sustainable composite material.
A complete structure done in a thin layer of material is one of the most complicated ways to design and engineer a chair. Aisslinger’s design which features soft curves, along with a horizontal and vertical ring structure, is a new approach to this complex seating typology.
The technology that has been utilized for the ‘hemp chair’ allows one to use 100 percent natural fibres in combination with a water-based glue that contains no phenols or formaldehyd. This process enables low cost mass production for 3D objects with a high stability and low specific weight.