Imagine how many trees end up simply as saw dust every single year. Yoav Avinoam has taken this waste saw dust from the wood industry and worked it into some amazing and beautiful furniture. He mixes it with a resin and creates pieces that are quite functional out of the saw dust and resin combo that is molded between the legs of a piece. He uses a variety of wood saw dust in this process and makes a range of furniture items including chairs, stools and tables.
I’m not sure how eco-friendly the resin mix is that is used to help create these pieces but I can say for sure that these are far more attractive than MDF furniture pieces! The way that the material crumbles towards the outer edges gives the work a completely new look that is unlike the straight lines of the wood itself or the mess of a pile of sawdust. The material instead creates it’s own outline almost resemble that of bare earth.
This combination of industrial design and a new realization of nature in the resemblance to the earth and tree or root pattern used in the coffee table is an unusual and eye-catching design. These furniture pieces would fit in any eco-enthusiast’s home or office setting. The simplicity of the rounded molded tops gives the pieces the clean lines that many people are looking for while the re-purposing of the saw dust creates an aura of environmental friendliness to the finished product that is much desired. Beautiful, simple and using materials that are at hand…something that all designers should aspire to!