I came across the Well Proven Chair chair via this Pinterest board (aka my nightly bout of intense and random mouse-clicking) and was just stopped in my tracks. Designed and built by James Shaw and Marjan van Aubel, the chair’s unique texture and sculptural quality comes about from a foaming chemical reaction between wood chip waste products and bio-resin.
This is an object that absolutely satisfies my personal requirement for equal measures of attraction and repulsion. I want to see what it feels like but I’m not sure that I actually would want to sit on it. As my sister might say, “it makes me feel things.”
Dare I say that if I had to be a chair, I might pick this one?
The Well Proven Chair was nominated for a ‘Design of the Year’ Award and can currently be viewed at the Design Museum in London, UK.