This is a material like carbonfiber, whereas natural fibers are used instead of synthetic ones.
In this case the material consists of flax fibers with a bio-based resin.
The tray is a result of Bram Geenen’s studio ongoing research into bio-composites. The first series of the tray are made using biobased resin. This makes that there is still a small amount of synthetic material in the resin. When production numbers increase it will be possible manufacture the tray out of a combination of flax-fibers and PLA, which is a natural plastics derived out of corn.
The flax-composite material is very promising. It delivers great strength, even out- performancing glass-fiber, still it is 100% a renewable and bio-degradable material.
The final goal of this design and research process is to create a number of furniture pieces with it and showing the capabilities of the material.
A slim, strong, natural shape developed for the tray. This allows to create a lightweight product, using as little material as possible.
They are now offering a pre-production series of 25 pieces of the tray. They will be hand-laminated by the skilled craftsman of Ceemo Design. After this initial series they’ll start producing the Flax Trayin bigger numbers using an industrial manufacturing process.
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Born 1985 in Valkenswaard, The Netherlands
Live and work in Utrecht
Graduated from Utrecht School of Arts, June 2009