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