It's a clever idea with a clever name, but this furniture collection by Fabio del Percio (a.k.a. Hver?) is a simple concept. The chairs and stools are just plastic stuffed with Icelandic hay. Still, the design is eye catching and the pieces are reportedly comfortable. These pieces are also practical because there are aeration holes in the bottom of the furniture that keep the hay fresh, which also spreads a lovely agrarian fragrances throughout a room.
Each piece of furniture is hand made in Italy by Fabio del Percio. The plastic casing is a soft transparent PVC cover which can be unzipped and removed. Natural jute fabric lines the furniture and adds to the hempy aesthetic. The designer suggests replacing the hay every two years, but you could probably replace the stuffing with anything that is comfortable to sit on and looks interesting. The furniture can be placed indoors or used outdoors because the plastic will repel most environmental elements.
Fabio crafted the collection in Italy to celebrate the country's 150th anniversary of its unification. While much of Fabio's work is handcrafted in Italy, the designer also works in Iceland and says he is inspired by Iceland's landscapes, materials and emotions. He says his project relate to everyday life, tradition, history, in total respect of the environment.