Hemp Fine - Vepa the furniture factory

Hemp Fine

With the Hemp Fine we are the first in the world to launch a collection of chairs with a shell of a unique biomaterial. The used materials hemp and resin are both fully biological, plant-based and recyclable. Something that has never been possible before.

We have repeatedly expressed our ambition to make nothing but sustainable circular furniture in the future and a 100% biological chair fits in perfectly with this vision. Using the beautiful, natural material hemp and Plantics bio-resin, this turned out to be possible, resulting in Hemp Fine and Hemp High

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Sustainable Solutions – Hemp

In this video we explain how this beautiful chair is developed.

Regional hemp

The residual waste of fibres from hemp processing is used as raw material to make the seat shell of the chair. The advantages of hemp are that it grows without artificial fertilizer or pesticides, hardly requires any water and is grown in the Netherlands. In addition, hemp is super strong and absorbs CO2. Resulting in a negative CO2 footprint for the production of the chair. So more CO2 is absorbed than is emitted.

After harvesting, the fibres are removed from the hemp and combed in the Hempflax factory. The result is a thick, natural brown mat, which is the basic material for the chair. To press the mat into the shape of the chair, the binding agent developed by Plantics is used.

From our ambassadors:

“The story, seating comfort, the look; it makes me very happy!

Infinitely reusable chair

What makes this chair truly unique is that we can shred it and turn it back into a chair again without adding chemicals or other substances.

The individual components of the chair are designed in such a way that they can easily be separated and reused after use. Although they are completely biodegradable in nature, we prefer not to break them down. That is a waste and unnecessary. The shell is shredded and then pressed again. The same quality, repeated over and over again. We are the only company in the world where this is possible without having to add new raw materials.

For the office and at home

The new Hemp collection is not only suitable for the office, but also for the home. Offices are becoming increasingly homely. As a result, the furniture in the office also fits well in your own living room. This also applies to the Hemp collection. Not only have we paid attention to sustainability and practicality, but also to design, comfort and affordability.

Product information

Specifications

  • seat made of 100% plant-based materials: hemp and plant-based resin
    shell finished with linseed oil
  • Hemp-FI is stackable
  • Hemp-FI10 / 12: hemp fibre shell
  • Hemp-FI20 / 22: hemp fibre shell, seat fabric set
  • four-legged metal frame without armrests
  • four-legged metal frame with armrests
  • this project is funded through the Top Sector Energy Subsidy from the Ministry of Economic Affairs

Materials

  • metal parts frame epoxied; colours in accordance with colour charts “Epoxy and lacquer Core Collection” and “Epoxy and lacquer Trend collection”
  • fabric choice cushion various fabric groups; in accordance with colour chart
  • wooden parts stained or lacquered; colours in accordance with colour charts “Stain”, “Epoxy and lacquer Core Collection” and “Epoxy and lacquer Trend collection”

For the complete specifications of chair Hemp Fine: see product sheet under “Documents” .

Options

  • seat cushion fabric group (available for all models / Hemp Fine-xxx-20)
  • felt gliders
  • armrest with plastic cover (FI)
Stain colours

Stain colours

Epoxy and lacquer

Epoxy and lacquer TRENDcollection

Epoxy and lacquer COREcollection

Vinyl

Vita

Silverguard

Maglia

Cambridge

Stamskin TOP – colour chart

Selecteer

Fame

Fabrics

Re-wool

Ponza

Main Line Flax

Bond

Blazer

Xtreme

Medley

Remix

Steelcut trio

Radio

Gaja Classic

ISO 9001 – EN

ISO 14001 – EN

FSC®

PEFC™

Ecolabel

Oeko-Tex

Hemp Fine – product sheet

Hemp Fine is designed, developed and produced in Holland.

Made in Holland: Vepa distinguishes itself by producing everything in its own facilities in the Netherlands. Our own wood, sheet steel, tubular steel, powder coating, wood spray, upholstery and final assembly departments form a complete production circle within a single company. By producing close to the sales market we keep distances small and CO2 emissions minimal.

LCA: By using independent LCAs (life cycle analysis) we reveal the environmental impact of a product. In product development we can greatly improve later designs by carrying out an LCA in the initial phase. In addition, an LCA also provides insight into the main factors responsible for the environmental damage. We then use these factors as starting points for redesign or as focal points for improvement. The LCAs are carried out in accordance with ISO 14044.

FSC® and PEFC™: Vepa only uses certified wood. The FSC® and PEFC™ labels stand for responsible and sustainable forest management. Responsible forest management meets three criteria: it takes account of the environment, respects social aspects (such as the rights of local communities and forest workers) and is economically viable. Moreover, wood is the number one bio-based resource by nature.

TPAC (Timber Procurement Assessment Committee): Timber to be supplied or timber processed in products to be supplied must comply with the Dutch Procurement Criteria for Timber according to the Socially Responsible Procurement criteria. FSC® and PEFC™ are both systems that have been approved by the Dutch state secretary.

SRP criteria: Vepa complies with the SRP criteria drawn up by the central government. The national criteria for socially responsible procurement (SRP) for office furniture are available via the SRP criteria tool (https://www.mvicriteria.nl/en/webtool).

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