27 Oct '16, 6pm

Biodegradable 'Forest Wool' furniture is made entirely out of pine needles

Biodegradable 'Forest Wool' furniture is made entirely out of pine needles

Pine trees are the world’s main source of timber and every year 600 million pine trees are cut down in the EU alone. Latvian designer Tamara Orjola is using the parts of the tree that usually just get tossed aside while harvesting wood. Orjola creates biodegradable textiles, stools and carpets made of nothing but pine needles. Her project, 'Forest Wool', gives new life to a by-product of the timber industry using tried-and-true manufacturing techniques like crushing, soaking, steaming and pressing.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/this-biodegradable-furniture-is-made...

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