WELL PROVEN COLLECTION JAMES SHAW X MARJAN VAN AUBEL
The Well Proven Chair began with the discovery that within industry between 50-80% waste is created in processing raw timber into usable products
WELL PROVEN STOOL JAMES SHAW X MARJAN VAN AUBEL
The porridge-like mixture of resin and wood shavings are applied to the underside of the chair shell by hand, building up the material wherever extra strength is required.
WELL PROVEN CHAIR JAMES SHAW X MARJAN VAN AUBEL
The mixture of wood shavings and resin foams explosively to create its own exuberant form, anchored by the simple turned legs of American ash. This chair was developed with the support of the American Hardwood Export Council it was one of the first pieces of furniture to be subjected to Life Cycle Analysis (LCA)
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.