A new seating prototype from Greek designer Spyros Kizis takes its "green" cred very seriously—and literally. Kizis has developed the Artichair from a new plastic made from wild artichoke thistle fibers and waste cooking oil. This 100% biological substance is very similar to commonly-found reinforced plastic—like the classic Eames side chair—but with the added ability to biodegrade or be used as bio-fuel. According to Kizis, this vastly reduces the chair's carbon footprint. Moreover, the eco-plastic can be molded into multiple shapes and the Artichair may be the beginnings of a small collection of similar designs.
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