James Shaw


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The Well Proven Chair

www.wellprovenchair.com

A collaboration with 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. We decided to try and make a new material from this waste that usually comes in the form of sawdust, shavings or chippings. We discovered a bizarre reaction between this wood waste and bio-resin where the mixture expands up to five times its original volume into a strong, lightweight foamed material. We created a chair that uses this material as a seat shell, displaying the material’s natural exuberance which is complemented by the restrained and minimal turned ash legs.

Well Proven Chair by James Shaw and Marjan van Aubel

Well Proven Chair by James Shaw and Marjan van Aubel

Well Proven Chair by James Shaw and Marjan van Aubel

Well Proven Chair by James Shaw and Marjan van Aubel

Well Proven Chair by James Shaw and Marjan van Aubel