the toul stool   moulded jute fiber furniture
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jan 24, 2013
the toul stool moulded jute fiber furniture


‘the toul stool’ – moulded jute fiber furniture
images © marie flores and samuel lehuede

 

 

the first ‘valorization of innovation in furnishing’ collaboration between joran briand, corentin de chatelperron
and frédéric morand introduces an eco-friendly stool as an alternative to both timber and fiberglass.
using jute fiber mats instead, the trio utilizes its excellent mechanical qualities to replace the un-sustainable
material in many applications. as the production process uses very little energy and supports local agriculture,
bangladesh was chosen to support manufacturing – where jute is found in abundance.

 

compact and yet streamlined, the furniture piece refers to the bollards to be seen in every port. fabrication is simple:
jute mat is cut to size and laid in a mold, which is then filled with polyester resin. after hardening and trimming,
the result is a stack-able stool that weighs just four kilos (40% fibre, 60% resin) with excellent resistance to flexion tests.

 

 

toul stool video

 

 


the ‘toul stool’

 

 


jute fibre detail

 

 


jute pattern for stool

 

 

 

 


bangladesh manufacturing

 

 


bangladesh manufacturing

 

project information:

partner : gold of bengal
type : partnership project VIA 2013
label: saintluc
status : work in progress
location : bangladesh
date : 2012
size: 45 x 42 x 50 cm
material: jute fiber and resin

 

 

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