Solidwool will be joining us in Milan.
Based in their home town of Buckfastleigh, an ancient woollen town, they have developed a new way of working with wool. Using fleece from upland UK sheep, they have created a unique and beautiful composite material Solidwool.
Think fibreglass, but with wool. Better still. Wool is sustainable and there’s a lot of it about. So you could also call it a sustainable alternative to fibreglass.
The 1st product, the Hembury chair launches in March 2014
The Hembury chair is inspired by the Eames Plastic Side Chair, originally manfactured using Fibreglass in the 1950s.
The shell moulding of the side chair is manufactured using 1st generation Solidwool. This is a highly engineered composite, that is flexible enough to be comfortable and retains a beautiful finish.
The wool for the 1st batch of Hembury chairs is from the hardy Herdwick sheep of the Lake District.
The design process focussedon ergonomics and clean lines. Hembury has been designed to be comfortable and to allow the beauty of the Solidwool material to sstand out.
All other components and hardware are also manufactured in the UK.
Solidwool will be developing a range of furniture and housewares, whilst offering design and manufacturing services for Solidwool composite materials to other business wishing to collaborate.