Published on : Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Offecct is participating in a new project that aims to make designer furniture from oat husks. The innovation agency Vinnova has provided funding of around SEK 3 million for the environmental technology company OrganoClick and Offecct to develop a biocomposite material for furniture manufacture based on oat husks from agricultural side-streams.
Joachim Schubert, Product Developer at Offecct, said, “It is another step closer to combining innovative design and environmental sustainability. By using oat husks, which are a side product in farming and would otherwise be burned, we want to create products that are climate friendly, cost effective and functional.”
The project started in June 2017 and will continue for three years until 2020. The aim is to have products ready for the market by that time. Other participants are architects Sandell Sandberg and Studio Stockholm Arkitektur.
Schubert added, “We are pleased to be involved in this project and this strong network. Our ambition is to spearhead development towards genuinely sustainable solutions and this is yet another step on the way to achieving our vision.”