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REPLACING FOAM TO CREATE A MORE SUSTAINABLE FURNITURE Chairs and beds are products that we depend on in our everyday lives. They are products we cannot live without. But these products are not sustainably made, because of the foam they contain. The foam they use today has a cruel manufacturing process, and it cannot be recycled but only downcycled. The foam’s material is called polyurethan and is derived from petroleum. “Globally, furniture foam, accounts for 105 million tonnes of CO2 emissions annually. One armchair for example, emits an average of 43 kg CO2 emission, almost half of which is due to the furniture foam.” In this diploma I look in to finding a plant-friendly alternative through material exploration and testing. I want to test out making furniture stuffing out of plant fibre that is completely free of petroleum, has a sustainable manufacturing process and can biodegrade after its lifetime, and go back to nature, and be fertilzer for new plant fibre stuffing to come. With the finding from the material exploration and testing, I will deisgn a modern take on what a sustainable sofa should look like today. BASIC - A SOFA FOR THE HOME Hello! Meet BASIC the sustainable sofa for the home. If you want a reliable, solid, and durable sofa that stays with you through life, this is the one! BASIC has a very good comfort with its cushions made of hemp, and its flexible construction. BASIC has a construction with few components, designed for disassembly, so it can be flat-packed during transportation and easily repaired through its life time. BASIC is made 100% organic with all biodegradable materials. That means you can basically throw the sofa out in your garden and it will decompose within a year and become fertilizer for your plants.