The award for Innovation, Gus Modern’s exclusive Vegan AppleSkin™ Vegan Leather is a bio – based upholstery material that offers a quality alternative to leather.
Using discarded fruit fiber a durable covering is formed by upcycling. The material retains the classic aesthetic of natural leather and is a standout addition to sustainability in modern furniture design.
The award – winning design process behind Vegan AppleSkin™ Leather means that every piece of upholstered furniture comes with a built – in story that begins with sustainability and eco – innovation.
Designed and manufactured in Italy, the material was created as a way to re-purpose food waste generated by the country’s apple orchard and juicing industries. The manufacturing process combines recycled fruit fiber —apple cores and peels — with artificial components, resulting in a vegan, bio-based material that is OEKO -TEK® Certified sustainable for low environmental impact. A fruitful endeavor indeed