Green furniture: Chair Farm – the living chair

Designer Werner Aisslinger unveiled a brilliant living chair at this year’s Milan Design Week that is grown from the ground up instead of being produced in a factory. The green chair consists of a live plant that is growing in a specialized shape set by a steel mold. When the mold is removed, it leaves behind a naturally cultivated seat to perch upon.

Green furniture: Chair Farm - the living chair

Aisslinger‘s Chair Farm considers the way we consume furniture: instead of importing items for use, we can nurture and shape them ourselves and then harvest them locally instead of having them manufactured in a far-flung factory.

Green furniture: Chair Farm - the living chair

The design minimizes resource use and waste, making it an exceptionally sustainable alternative to standard chairs.

Green furniture: Chair Farm - the living chair

Aisslinger has been experimenting with advanced sustainable technology for years. In many ways the Chair Farm represents a natural evolution of some of his previous pieces, like the “Hemp chair” he launched at last year’s Milan Furniture Fair.

Green furniture: Chair Farm - the living chair

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