Hemp HighHemp and resin
Hemp is the first chair range in the world with a seat shell made completely of plant-based and biodegradable material. It consists of hemp grown at our GreenField in Emmen and a bio-resin from our partner Plantics. This completely organic, vegetable and recyclable material was even chosen as ‘Most renewable material of the year 2021’ at the global Renewable Materials Conference!
The Hemp High transforms the design of the Felt line into a modern bar stool with sloping lines and clean contours. The hemp seat is supported by a slender frame of 16 mm thick steel tubing or a wooden base. Both versions have a 12 mm thick foot ring that connects the legs at the bottom for additional ergonomics and stability.
The primary raw material for the Hemp chair shell is hemp fibre. We grow the hemp ourselves, without using artificial fertiliser or pesticides and with minimum watering. The benefits of this material are its strength, the fact that it grows locally (in our nursery in Emmen) and absorbs rather than emits CO2 during production. As a result, this chair has a negative carbon footprint.
This chair is extremely circular, not only in production but also after the period of use. While the shells are 100% biodegradable, we prefer to reuse them. By shredding the shells and pressing them into the desired shape again, a new chair can be made without adding chemicals or new raw materials. Again and again, without sacrificing quality. Making the Hemp the first infinite chair!