Halo is a stackable chair with a biological seat pan and a supporting construction made from steel. The hemp and casein based sandwich-material has been developed in his research project Organico. The chair concept has been created to showcase the strength and possibilities of this lightweight material. The utilisation of renewable resources in his Organico project, sees the Bavarian designer create a furniture collection from hemp fibres that are pressed together using an adhesive made from calcium hydroxide and casein. The innovative design won 2nd Prize at the 10th edition of the SaloneSatellite Award.
Philipp Hainke is a product designer that combines an artistic background with technical solutions. For him design is the meeting point of social, technical and sustainable questions and by this a key element in our globalized world. As designer, he is involved in a continual process of observation and reflection to generate purposeful objects. He believes that this objects become part of our society and can have the power to effect it back.
The design has got originally published in the Special Milan Issue of Surfaces Reporter Magazine. It is part of the 100 Designs from across the world captured at Milan Design Week 2019.
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