Banana Project / SOOWON CHAE
Five chairs ( Banana fiber in soft materials, Tree's trunk and Bio-resin in hard composite)
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Banana Project 2016, Design Academy Eindhoven 

After harvesting bananas, banana tree's trunk is removed for new fruits. In this process, an incredible amount of biomass is created every year.

 

Banana fiber comes from the trunk of banana trees. So, using banana fiber can be both sustainable and environmental-friendly so that it has a full of potentials in terms of usefulness. 

For the final outcome, Soowon put the very characteristics of banana fiber in soft materials, and suggest the hard composite with the tree's trunk and bio-resin : drawing out both soft and hard qualities of banana trees.

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01. Material Samples
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02. Collages for Chair Design 
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