Maplex: Repurposed, Biodegradable Pressed Wood

Maplex is a material made of 100% pressed wood fibers using a process that requires no binders or glues. Instead, only water, heat and pressure are used. Hence, it is completely biodegradable or recyclable. Maplex readily accepts stains, paints and dyes. Apparently, a manufacturing company, Weidmann, has been using Maplex since 1877 for electrical insulation. Now it is being reutilized as a furniture building material. The chair pictured here is an example, it was designed Erika Hanson. She has also created handbags, stools and lamp with Maplex. :: Weidmann Creative via MetaEfficient