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Grounded Chairs

The Grounded Chairs project is an ongoing series of experiments that speculate traditional uses of clay and fibers. As part of the project, we use 100% organic, biodegradable, and low-carbon materials to provide a new interpretation of seating sculptures. The first experimental iteration, Jandug (“body” in Aramaic), includes a bamboo skeleton, integrated with light straw clay and cob.
Using natural sealants made of clay and flaxseed oil, Jandug can be used outdoors and its surface is water-resistant. As a special feature, Jandug is equipped with a radiant heating system that elaborates the thermal advantages of the clay mass assembly that can store heat and absorb moisture to provide optimal thermal comfort.