Inspired by the tradition of Kazakh nomads, designer Daniyar Uderbekov has presented a new furniture collection. The focus is on the theme of sustainability. The designs are meant to convey the essence of a natural and welcoming environment.
The central pieces of the collection are an armchair and stools that are visually inspired by yurts. Their frames are made with the help of 3D printing. The printing material used is a wood-based filament that can be biodegraded. Wrapped around each frame is a large piece of felt that provides padding. The felt used comes from responsible sources and is particularly durable.
According to Uderbekov, the furniture can be easily composted at the end of its life. The biodegradable materials then enrich the soil. Thus, the collection actively supports the circular economy.
Uderbekov has also placed emphasis on ease of assembly. The furniture can be plugged together like construction kits, without tools. This saves material and reduces effort.
With his yurt-inspired furniture collection, designer Uderbekov shows how 3D printing and biodegradable materials can be used for sustainable design. By combining traditional craftsmanship with modern manufacturing techniques, he has succeeded in developing seating that is both durable and environmentally friendly. His approach could point the way for other designers to strengthen the circular economy.