A little over 10 years ago I (Koen Crommentuijn) started to make a cupboard from biobased materials. I felt I really had to make this cabinet for a nursery, because of my feelings about toxic outflow of, among other things, Formaldehyde from plywood & sheet material. I thought that children were our future, so I wanted a product with minimal emissions. I was looking for a biobased sheet material and then came across Ecoboard – a sheet made of straw, an alternative to MDF and finished with Auro, then one of the few eco paints on the market from Germany. I thought the result was great. Well, I had it made after all, It was a super finished, completely Biobased cupboard, with no screws and all parts glued togetherwith bioresin glue …. however I’m no salesman or producer, but just a creative mind ….so the idea stayed in the cupboard.
Fast forward over 10 years later to Studio STRRR, the design company I set up with my fellow creative mind Carl Mills. We are now firmly entrenched in the leisure sector developing family concepts for hotels and will soon enter the school sector…that Biobased Circular spark started glowing inside me again and we now intend to market Biobased Circular children’s furniture & play objects.
However, unlike 10 years ago, we now have the know how, suppliers, customers and a network which really believes in our mission. So yes my dream of going biobased will become reality soon. Idea and concept development is in full swing…We will keep you all posted!