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Well Proven Stromboli Edition

A collaboration with Marjan van Aubel

Inspired by a trip to the volcanic island of Stromboli courtesy of the Fiorucci Trust a land of black rocks and sunsets we produced a new collection of Well Proven Furniture including the first ever Well Proven Chaise. Using the same process as the previous Well Proven Furniture we developed a technique of adding powdered graphite to the mix and specially mixed spirit stains to dye the legs.
www.wellprovenchair.com

The Well Proven Furniture began with the discovery that within industry between 50-80% waste is created in processing raw timber into usable products. We decided to try and make a new material from this waste that usually comes in the form of sawdust, shavings or chippings. We discovered a bizarre reaction between this wood waste and bio-resin where the mixture expands up to five times its original volume into a strong, lightweight foamed material.

James Shaw and Marjan van Aubel on design residency in Stromboli

Well Proven Stromboli Collection designed by James Shaw and Marjan van Aubel

Well Proven Stromboli Collection designed by James Shaw and Marjan van Aubel

Well Proven Stromboli Collection designed by James Shaw and Marjan van Aubel

Well Proven Stromboli Collection designed by James Shaw and Marjan van Aubel

Well Proven Stromboli Collection designed by James Shaw and Marjan van Aubel