Well Proven Stool
Designer: Marjan van Aubel & James Shaw
Maker/Manufacturer: James Shaw Studio
Wood Supplier: G & S Specialist Timber
Wood Species: American Ash, American Cherry, American Walnut
The Well Proven Stool uses a composite of sawdust and soya based resin. Understanding that 50-80% of timber becomes sawdust when transforming planks to products, James Shaw and Marjan van Aubel looked into ways to use this waste material. The mixture produces a surprising reaction causing the mixture to expand up to 300% before setting into a strong and lightweight foamed material. The Well Proven Stool takes the lessons learnt from the Well Proven Chair (2013) and applies them to a mass producible item. The waste created from the hardwood legs goes into producing the ‘foamed wood’ seat while the colour of the sawdust used dictates the colour of the seat.