Revology is an award winning design-tech start-up company at the intersection of technology, creativity and sustainability.
ABOUT THE BRAND
The Revology Design Studio is an award winning design-tech start-up company at the intersection of technology, creativity and sustainability located in Wanaka, New Zealand.
We are a small team of “revologists” dedicated to crafting beautiful innovative objects from linen composites and bio-based resins. Our first object, design # 1 – is a reinvention of the timeless bistrot chair. Our Objects have a soul, tell a story and are designed to be past on to the next generation.
It begins with a seed – choosing renewable, sustainably sourced materials and mixing it up with materials that can be used over and over again. And finally, it’s about making objects that last, that are capable of evolving and so timelessly elegant that you will never tire of them.
Alex teamed up with Monique in 2014 to design beautiful objects using natural fibre composites. Objects where materials & product life-cycle dictated form & function. Technological know-how, innovative thinking, creative licence and the drive to design things better. This is where Revology began.
Moulding natural fibres is not easy as if you’re not careful, instead of smelling like gingerbread, the lab can end up smelling like burnt toast. We’ve now got it down to a fine art. What we’ve discovered is that flax fibre composites not only look amazing, they also have some seriously interesting mechancial properties. They are super strong (more than fibre glass) and impact-resistant.
They outperform fibreglass composites in fatigue tests, and have an impressive strength/weight ratio, with a density that is even better than carbon fibre.