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Elephant in a Box to Show Furniture Made From New High Tech Material at Vegas Market

Furniture World News Desk on 1/19/2023

Collapsible honeycomb support upholstered furniture technology
Collapsible honeycomb support upholstered furniture technology

 

Elephant in a Box, the company that produces and sells sofas made of HoST, a new, high tech, supportive yet completely collapsible and sustainable material for upholstered furniture announced that it will show it's product line at the upcoming Las Vegas Market, SSA Sleep Pavilion (C1565).

"We are here to change the industry and save retailers who purchase Elephant in a Box upholstered items as well as other manufacturers who use HoST HoneyComb Support Technology, money, transportation costs, effort, carbon emissions, and landfill space, said Nasif Akin, Head of Strategic Partnerships. Developed at MIT, the HoST material, made of engineered cellulose fibers, is lighter, stronger, compressible and 100% biodegradable.

"The furniture industry has used the same materials for decades," Akin continued, "wood, metal, coils, and elastics. HoST is here to change that, to make the manufacturing process simpler and faster since it takes 50% less time to manufacture a 3-seater sofa using HoST versus the traditional materials. This means fewer energy, operators, and components to buy and manage. It simply means doing more with less."

According to the EPA (US Environmental Protection Agency), more than 12 million tons of furniture and furnishings (sofas, tables, chairs, and mattresses) went to waste in 2018, and from that, only 40 tons were recycled. These numbers are only going up unless manufacturers start using better, more sustainable materials.

HoST is 100% recyclable and 100% biodegradable in addition to having a life span much longer than the 5-10 years usually seen in the industry. Inspired by nature's honeycombs, HoST is compressible which translates into 1/3 of the space needed for material and finished product storage and shipping.

HoST HoneyComb Support Technology is also sold by Elephant in a Box to other manufacturers who successfully use it to create stationary and modular sofas, ottomans, bed bases, pods, and stools. It provides product designers with an array of options when it comes to length, depth, height, and armrest types.


For more information contact visit www.hosthoneycombtech.com or contact Nasif Akin at na@hosthoneycombtech.com.