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Colorful Well Proven Chair is Made from Recycled Wood Waste and Bio-Resin

Posted By Lidija Grozdanic On October 22, 2012 @ 10:38 am In carousel showcase,green furniture,London,News,Recycled Materials,Sustainable Materials | No Comments

Well Proven Chair, Marjan Van Aubel, Jamie Shaw, recyclable materials, recycled furniture, wood waste, green furniture, green design, eco-friendly chair, London designers [1]

London-based designers Marjan Van Aubel [2] and Jamie Shaw [3] have developed an intriguing material that can be used to create sturdy, lightweight [4] furniture from waste. Their Well Proven Chair, which looks rather like an amorphous, organic mass mounted atop four wooden legs, is made from the new moldable material, which is made from wood waste and bio-resin.

Well Proven Chair, Marjan Van Aubel, Jamie Shaw, recyclable materials, recycled furniture, wood waste, green furniture, green design, eco-friendly chair, London designers [5]

Van Aubel and Shaw noted the high percentage of timber waste [6] that is created when processing raw wood into usable products, and began to investigatd ways in which to utilize the excess material. What they stumbled upon was a reaction between wood shavings and bio-resin, during which the mixture expands by up to five times its original volume, resulting in a strong, lightweight material. The foam-like compound, with the addition of color dye, takes on an exuberant and colorful form.

The material will be subjected to Life Cycle Analysis (LCA), an assessment technique for measuring and comparing environmental impacts [7] of manufactured goods. The Well Proven Chair will be launched at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, in September 2012.

+ Marjan Van Aubel [2]

+ Jamie Shaw [3]

Via Designboom [8]


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2012/10/The-Well-Proven-Chair-Marjan-Van-Aubel-+-Jamie-Shaw-1.jpg

[2] Marjan Van Aubel: http://www.marjanvanaubel.com/v2/

[3] Jamie Shaw: http://www.jamesmichaelshaw.co.uk/

[4] lightweight: http://inhabitat.com/cocoon-tree-is-a-lightweight-easy-to-assemble-treehouse-for-sustainable-living/

[5] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2012/10/The-Well-Proven-Chair-Marjan-Van-Aubel-+-Jamie-Shaw-3.jpg

[6] timber waste: http://inhabitat.com/super-durable-material-made-from-wood-waste-is-stronger-cheaper-and-lighter-than-kevlar/

[7] environmental impacts: http://inhabitat.com/usagains-infographic-illustrates-the-environmental-impact-of-a-t-shirt/

[8] Designboom: http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/8/view/24227/waste-wood-and-bio-resin-chair-by-marjan-van-aubel-jamie-shaw.html

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