French designers Dorian Etienne and Cordélia Faure have been collaborating on projects that explore materials and traditional practices, blending them with modern design.
Their extensive research focuses on sustainable practices that leave minimal impact on the planet.
Most recently, the team has created the new eco-friendly Lukang chair made entirely of loofah and stainless steel.
Under mechanical pressure, the loofah fibers interweave to form a single frame of infinite length and thickness.
This technique eliminates the need for any binder.
This new material is very durable and extremely flexible and it can be used to form any shape easily.
Designed on an eco-responsible principle, the seat is fixed with leather links, is reversible, and has lifetime warranty.
When the fiber seat is damaged, after several years of use, the user can easily remove it and send it to the factory.
The fibers are separated by a water bath and repressed in a new seat then returned to the client, resulting in equally zero waste.
Project: Lukang Chair
Designers: Dorian Etienne and Cordélia Faure