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Copolyester sheet provides affordable, yet high-end furniture design

Eastman Chemical Company : 18 July, 2004  (Application Story)
To produce his Giro chair, Brazilian designer Lars Diederichsen took sheets of Spectar copolyester, cutting and forming them into an anatomically-pleasing shape. He then attached the resulting plastic shell to a metal base with four screws.
When Brazilian designer Lars Diederichsen needed a material for the new chair he was designing, he looked for something beautiful, easy to work with, and reasonably priced. He chose Spectar copolyester from Eastman Chemical Company, and the result was his creative “Giro” chair.

To produce his Giro (“giro” is Portuguese for movement) chair, Diederichsen took sheets of Spectar copolyester, cutting and forming them into an anatomically-pleasing shape. He then attached the resulting plastic shell to a metal base with four screws.

“In order to conceive a quality product with attractive design, it is not simply enough to be creative. It is necessary to look for and to explore innovating materials – such as the Eastman’s Spectar copolyester – that may reach consumers with lower prices,” said Diederichsen, who though born in Mexico, has been designing in Brazil since the early nineties. “Giro has sufficient qualities to decorate with high class places such as balconies, offices, restaurants, dressing rooms, among other options, without forcing the client to pay high prices,” he said.
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