Well Proven Chair

by Works

This chair derives its brutal and anarchic appearance from an ethos of resourcefulness. Understanding that there is 50% to 80% of timber wastage during normal manufacture, van Aubel and Shaw looked at ways of incorporating waste shavings into design

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Product
Well Proven Chair
Association
Works

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Chairs
Chairs
Chairs
Chairs

Product description

This chair derives its brutal and anarchic appearance from an ethos of resourcefulness. Understanding that there is 50% to 80% of timber wastage during normal manufacture, van Aubel and 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 foam. By adding colour dye and varied-sized shavings from different workshop machines, a colourful, lightweight and mouldable material was created, reinforced by the fibers in the hardwood shavings. The porridge-like mixture of resin and shavings was slapped on to the underside of the chair shell by hand, building up the material wherever extra strength was required. The mixture then foamed explosively to create its own exuberant form, anchored by the simple turned legs of American ash.

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