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Well Proven Chair

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Well Proven Chair

Well Proven Chair

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wellprovenchair.com

Marjan Van Aubel
marjanvanaubel.com

Jamie Shaw
jamesmichaelshaw.co.uk

“Understanding that processing wood from planks to products incurs 50% to 80% of timber wastage during normal manufacture, Marjan van Aubel and James Shaw looked at ways of incorporating waste shavings into design using bio-resin.

A curious chemical reaction occurs when it is mixed with the shavings, expanding it into a foamed structure. By adding colour dye and varied- sized shavings from different workshop machines, a colourful, lightweight and mouldable material was created, reinforced by the fibres in the hardwood shavings.

The porridge-like mixture of resin and shavings are applied to the underside of the chair shell by hand, building up the material wherever extra strength is required.

The mixture then foams explosively to create its own exuberant form, anchored by the simple turned legs of American ash.”
(Text: wellprovenchair.com)

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Published on 22/01/2014

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