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Seaweed-Made Furniture

This Eco-Friendly Collection Was Created with a Zero Waste Process

— July 15, 2016 — Eco
This eco-friendly collection was designed with diligent experimentation with the design potentials of seaweed.

Created by 'Studio Nienke Hoogvliet,' these two furniture pieces were the result of two years of researching, studying and experimenting with seaweed in the construction of yarn, textile dye, paint and bio plastic. The 'Seame Collection' is what was created as a result of this process and consists of a chair and stool -- both made of seaweed. Each step in the process of making this eco-friendly collection contributed to the next -- with waste from the construction of one aspect being used to make another.

With its focus on zero waste and producing items from natural materials, Studio Nienke designed a furniture collection that is eco-friendly, stylish and functional.
Trend Themes
1. Eco-friendly Furniture - The trend of creating stylish and functional furniture pieces using natural and sustainable materials, such as seaweed.
2. Zero Waste Design - The trend of designing products with a focus on zero waste, by utilizing waste materials in the manufacturing process, like the Seame Collection.
3. Seaweed Innovation - The trend of experimenting with seaweed to create new and innovative products, such as furniture pieces made from seaweed by Studio Nienke Hoogvliet.
Industry Implications
1. Furniture Design - There is an opportunity for furniture designers and manufacturers to create more sustainable and eco-friendly furniture collections, like the Seame Collection made from seaweed.
2. Sustainable Materials - There is an opportunity for businesses to invest in and innovate with sustainable and natural materials, like seaweed, to create environmentally-friendly products across various industries.
3. Textile and Fiber Industry - There is an opportunity for the textile and fiber industry to experiment with seaweed to create innovative and sustainable products, like yarn, textile dye, and bio plastic as was done by Studio Nienke Hoogvliet.
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