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

the toul stool moulded jute fiber furniture

‘the toul stool’ – moulded jute fiber furnitureimages © 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 bengaltype : partnership project VIA 2013label: saintlucstatus : work in progresslocation : bangladeshdate : 2012 size: 45 x 42 x 50 cmmaterial: jute fiber and resin



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  • where is the eco friendly part? glass isnt the damaging part of fibreglass, its the resin, and this chair contains loads of it

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