Archive for the ‘Green Upholstery’ Category

Bentley to Trim Cars in Jellyfish Leather

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on May 15th, 2017

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Bentley Motors is renowned for upholstering its cars in 20 premium hides, but that soon may change. The luxury automaker just announced plans to offer a vegan option in which leather will be replaced with fabric made from mushrooms and jellyfish.

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Haartz sets a high bar for ‘green companies’

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on April 21st, 2017

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As the effects of climate change become increasingly obvious, manufacturers and suppliers in our industry are taking more steps to limit their environmental footprints.

One of those companies is already way ahead of the curve: The Haartz Corporation.

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Rinspeed’s In-Cabin Garden still a Mystery

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on March 30th, 2017

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Swiss automaker Rinspeed caused a lot of folks to scratch their heads last year when it introduced its Oasis concept, which includes an in-cabin radish garden. Finally, after months of silence, someone involved in the project has taken a crack at explaining the quirky feature.

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GAC Motor Debuts Onboard Bonsai Tree

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on January 20th, 2017

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Why? Why? Why are automakers starting to incorporate plants into their interior designs?

In the last two months, Rinspeed unveiled a vehicle with an onboard radish garden, BMW began using living moss for sound insulation, and now GAC Motor has planted a Bonsai tree in a center console.

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Photo: BMW’s Living Moss Sound Insulation

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on January 17th, 2017

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Remember when German automaker Opel pranked the industry by announcing it was introducing real grass upholstery? Everyone had a chuckle, but apparently not BMW — which just introduced a concept interior with living moss used as sound insulation.

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