Liquid Wood is a new furniture material promising to be environmentally friendly using readily available raw materials that are renewable and is said to be 100% recyclable. Italian furniture maker Calligaris has introduced a chair made from this Liquid Wood material, a composite biomaterial consisting of polymer and wood which was showcased at last weeks Milan Furniture Design Fair 2012.
The Liquid Wood is moulded like a normal thermoplastic polymer allowing for versatility and high performance in terms of durability, resistance and flexibility within the product. The material is mainly composed of lignin and cellulose, which are found in the cells of plants. SKIN is Calligaris first product made of Liquid Wood. The collection of chairs that make up SKIN feature a simple and minimalist design which are easily stackable and suitable for outdoor use.