Image Courtesy of TheAndesHouse® V.O.W N°17 ( Video Of the Week, 25 April - 1 May 2011 ) TheAndesHouse® is a design firm that works with Material and Identity in order to create architectural products and projects since 2006 . One of their most recognized projects is made in MIMBRE® , where they have designed a line of products in mimbre , generating works together with the artisans and the community of Chimbarango, Chile.
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Photo © Michel Bonvin Project : Hemp Chair Year : 2011 Designer : Werner Aisslinger Materials : hemp, kenaf (Malvaceae), water-based thermoset binder Acrodur ® N atural fiber composite meets design at Ventura Lambrate ’s ‘ Poetry Happens ’ exhibition. Berlin-based designer/architect Werner Aisslinger , designed Hemp Chair the first monobloc chair designed using natural fibers that have been molded under heat using a special eco-friendly resin, resulting in a sustainable composite material. The project is supported and is in cooperation with the German chemical company BASF .