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Lightweight Chair in Coral-like Surface

Lightweight Chair in Coral-like Surface

This is an interesting chair that looks like a coral from a beach, but it is not. It made from a curious chemical reaction when bio-resin was mixed with waste wood shavings that expand into foam and become a lightweight and mouldable material. This reaction noticed by Marjan van Aubel and James Shaw while looking at ways of incorporating the shavings into design. They add color dye to makes it colorful. See the video here.

This chair derives its brutal and anarchic appearance from an ethos of resourcefulness. The porridge-like mixture of resin and shavings was slapped on to the underside of the chair shell by hand, building up the material wherever extra strength was required. The mixture then foamed explosively to create its own exuberant form, anchored by the simple turned legs of American ash

colors of Lightweight Chair in Coral-like Surface

colors of Lightweight Chair in Coral-like Surface

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detail of Lightweight Chair in Coral-like Surface

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material of Lightweight Chair in Coral-like Surface

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