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Raimonds Cirulis, designer: we can make basalt a competitor of carbon even under mini-lab conditions
Raimonds Cirulis

Raimonds Cirulis, designer: we can make basalt a competitor of carbon even under mini-lab conditions

Raimonds Cirulis is globally famous for his collection of furniture made from basalt fiber. You will learn much more about this person from this interview and will get surprised how versatile and gifted this person is, how deep his knowledge and intention to research and apply basalt fiber, and also to change its chemical composition.

Please, find a full text of the interview in Russian.

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