Up from the Weeds: A Modern Chair Made from Artichoke Thistle Fibre

With more than 7 billion people on the planet, the possibilities for invention are endless. That is why there is no reason to despair in the face of the ecological problems we face. Spyros Kizis has the creative fire the world most needs right now. Combining bio-resin with the fibre of the artichoke thistle, which grows abundantly in his native Greece, he has created a material suitable for furniture making. His creations are sturdy and modern and tread much lighter on the planet than traditional petroleum-based fibreglass furniture.

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