Taiwanese stu-designers, Chen Wei-Che and Chung Yo-Hsun have developed a collection called Zhe, which consists of a chair and a table of unknown destination, made from pomace, the fibrous by-product of sugar production from sugarcane.
Every ten tons of sugar cane fits for about three tons of the same withdrawal. In Taiwan, where the sugar industry is one of the main areas of production, this kind of oilcake is thrown away or burned.
Furniture Left Over From Sugar Cane
Using very simple technology, designers make this unnecessary and useless product in a surprisingly strong material, retaining its natural soft texture.
Pomace is ground using a blender, then dried and added to the mixture used in the pulp and paper and resin industries. Further, according to the principle of papier-mache, the mixture is applied to solid wood or any solid base, which marked the beginning of structure formation.
Between the applications of several layers, the drying process of these layers is being done. And this continues until the time they become solid form.
Here is a pioneering invention, the result is located somewhere on the verge of cute and repulsive, cozy and country, all will depend only on the interior, for which these unusual pieces of furniture will be purchased. It’s just thoughts of dust and doubts about the possibility of its elimination are coming to mind.