The Swedish design label Ekbacken Studios has presented a new furniture collection made from the sustainable Sulapac material. By using this bio-based material, Ekbacken is underlining its commitment to environmentally friendly production.
Sulapac was developed by the Finnish company of the same name. The material consists of biodegradable biopolymers and natural wood and leaves no toxic microplastic residues at the end of its life cycle.
For Ekbacken CEO Kristina Tjäder, Sulapac is a revolution: “We are delighted to be working with this pioneering material, which represents a significant step in the fight against plastic pollution.”
With the help of 3D printing specialist The Industry, Ekbacken was the first manufacturer to produce larger furniture from Sulapac. “The material and design complement each other perfectly,” confirms Sulapac Sales Director Juho Luukkanen. In addition to furniture, the versatile material is also used in cosmetic products and luxury accessories.
For Ekbacken, the Sulapac collection is a logical next step. The label has been producing its limited-edition design pieces with a focus on the circular economy and local production in Sweden for some time now. The combination of innovation and sustainability will also be reflected in all areas of the brand in the future.