Scientifically Modified Patio Furniture Won’t Shrink Or Swell [NY Design Week 2012]
An innovative organic process augments wood, making it three times more resistant than shrinking and swelling, and 25% stronger.
As part of PSFK’s ongoing coverage of NY Design Week, we attended the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York City this past weekend. As a premier showcase for contemporary design, the ICFF annually lures in the top designers from all over the world, this year hosting over 500 exhibitions from 34 countries.
One exhibit PSFK visited is Perennial Wood, a company that has developed a new type of wood that is resistant to the elements. Perennial Wood uses their patented TruLast technology to sustainably transform wood through an acetylation process, using organic compounds, heat and pressure at the molecular level to create modified wood that is three times more resistant to shrinking and swelling than unmodified wood, and 25% stronger.