Palm Oil Furniture

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Nataša  Perković, a Bosnian designer, and her team at the Kyoto Design Lab have recycled fibrous waste from palm oil factories to create a new collection of stackable chairs and pendant lamps. Called the Reclaimed Oil Palm collection, it  is made  with almost 100% recycled materials. Perković developed the collection  to  try and stop waste from the palm oil industry becoming an environmental nuisance. To create the chairs, the team has  blended a micro powder from palm tree fibre with  polylactic  acid, which is a bioplastic made from lactic acid, and created a new material. This is  made into pellets that are used in moulding and fibre that  can be 3D printed.