We never get bored of telling people what an amazing material wood is. It’s capable of being worked into delicate sculptures, humungous buildings, rollercoasters and of course, our solid wood worktops. We’ve covered some of these fabulous creations people have designed on the blog before, but not all of our favourite wooden wonders are sanded and polished to within an inch of their existence.
The ‘Waste Less’ chair by Hungarian collective, the Architecture Uncomfortable Workshop, is a perfect example of solid wood furniture that uses wood in its most pure form. It was born out of the idea to re-use the waste that remains after processing timber logs, and when not in use folds back into a shape very reminiscent of its original form.
The outer segments of the oak log are joined together with modest iron treads that can be positioned manually to turn the oak into one of three options: a ‘standard’ upright chair, a rocking-chair or lounge chair with leg rest. It truly is the most simplistic form of modular furniture imaginable, using simple components and unaltered natural materials.
We’re big fans of products that don’t waste wood, too. Here at Worktop Express® we have strong environmental principles and never waste any our wooden worktops. If they’re not up to our rigorous high standards, then we cut them down to be used as samples, chopping boards or even our new tablet stands. If we’re left with unusable offcuts, sawdust and other wastage, we use it to fuel our warehouse heating system which helps us avoid huge bills in the winter!