Oat husks furniture for Offecct

OrganoClick and Offecct develop a biocomposite material for furniture manufacture, based on oat husks from agricultural side-streams.

December 2017
Swedish office furniture company 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,’ says Offecct product developer, Joachim Schubert. Sweden’s 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,’ confirms 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 Sandellsandberg 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.’

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