For his graduation project from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, Israeli industrial designer Yoav Avinoam chose to integrate furniture design with how we handle wasted material by using sawdust shavings to create each piece. The remarkable result of this effort is his ‘Shavings’ collection.
By using sawdust waste from the Wood industry, as a response to the way we look at our usage and exploitation of materials in modern culture.
The sawdust (taken from different kinds of woods) is being pressed with resin into a mold that already contains all of the object parts, the opportunity was exploring new ways of integration between the legs of the furniture and the sawdust through expansion of the joints, this and the way the sawdust crumbles toward the edges creates a new material esthetics to once destined to be waste material.’
this reminds me of the alternative decking material used in the u.s. called “trex.” it’s cool to see the concept used here to create furniture. interesting!