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Marjan van Aubel

The Netherlands 

Well Proven Chair
Timber, bio-resin, wood

The Well Proven Chair is a mixture between design and sustainability. In a world where 50-80% of timber becomes waste during regular manufacturing, the duo sought to challenge the status quo and redefine waste.

Venturing into the chemical realm, van Aubel and Shaw unveiled a reaction: when timber residue unites with bio-resin, the it transforms into a robust foam, doubling in volume. 

The result? A featherweight, and moldable substance strengthened by the fibres of the wood fragments Using a variety of different sized shavings collected from workshop floors and mixing with coloured dye, they were able to create a colourful, lightweight and moldable material that is reinforced by the fibres in the hardwood shavings. In WellProven Chair, the mixture expands around the leg structure, leaving behind evidence of its exuberant material behaviour once it sets.

About Marjan van Aubel Studio 

Marjan van Aubel Studio is an award-winning innovative solar design practice that brings solar energy into daily life. Designing for a positive future through combining the fields of sustainability, design and technology.

The studio is creating lasting change through solar design, integrating solar power seamlessly into our environments such as in buildings and objects. With the goal to make solar power more accessible for everyone. Most notable works are Sunne, Current Table, Power Plant and the roof of the Netherlands Pavilion at the World Expo 2020 in Dubai.

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