Designer furniture made from oat husks

Offecct is participating in a new project that aims to make furniture from oat husks.

“Another step closer to combining innovative design and environmental sustainability,” said Offecct Product Developer Joachim Schubert.

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.

“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,” said Joachim Schubert.

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 the architects Sandell & Sandberg and Studio Stockholm Arkitektur.

“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,” said Joachim Schubert.

Offecct AB is a Swedish entrepreneur-led company with its headquarters and production in Tibro, Sweden. The company was founded in 1990 by Kurt Tingdal (CEO) and Anders Englund (Design Manager). They are both still actively involved in the company. The Group has 80 employees and had sales of SEK 150 million. Half of sales comprise exports to more than 50 countries. Our business is run in our own premises which have a total area of around 180 m2. The company has showrooms in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Tibro (Sweden), Oslo (Norway) and Milan (Italy). Offecct is a part of the Flokk AS, an international group focusing on design and development of furniture for working places.

For more information, please contact:
Sustainability manager Maria Ragnarsson, +46(0)70-585 27 82, maria.ragnarsson@offecct.se

 

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