French design company Alki have designed their first bioplastic chair: “The Kuskoa Bi”. The Alki
workshop is in a valley at the foot of the Pyrenees in France and their proximity to untouched
mountains and forests keeps them conscious of the impact they have on the environment.
They have always used sustainably forested timber and natural fibres in their upholstery so
finding a new alternative to plastic was pretty exciting. With similar characteristics to fossil fuel
plastic, bioplastic can be injected, extruded and thermoformed but it’s made from plant-based
renewable resources (beet, corn starch, sugarcane, etc.) The other great thing is that because it’s
plant-based it’s also biodegradable.