WELL PROVEN CHAIR – Marjan Van Aubel & James Shaw

The wood furniture building industry is a far cry from a sustainable operation, as much as 80% of the wood timber used in the factories ends up in the trash.  Marjan  Van Aubel and James Shaw investigated a way in which to create furniture out of the waste through a chemical bond between sawdust and bio-resin.  The results were a chemical reaction, a material they have coined foamed wood, and a new chair design for Benchmark Studio.  Check it out after the jump!

STUDENT: Marjan Van Aubel & James Shaw
London’s Royal College of Art
COURSE: American Hardwood Export Council –  Benchmark studio
YEAR: 2012

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