Moroso - Tape collection

Moroso produces sofa held together with sports tape

Italian brand Moroso has unveiled its latest collaboration with designer Benjamin Hubert, a modular furniture collection featuring textile offcuts bound together by colourful sports tape.

The collection, called Tape, includes building blocks of different shapes and sizes that you can use as sofas with back and armrests, as well as stools. Each block is upholstered in panels of textile offcuts that are joined with polyurethane tape, normally used to bond extreme sportswear. The tape draws the outline around each block, running along the edges and dividing the sides into smaller panels. The arm modules have pockets made of a piece of fabric that’s taped along three sides, leaving the top edge open.

There’s also the Tape table, which has a steel frame and a perforated top. The table has a shelf beneath the surface made of a piece of fabric that’s been stretched over a shallow steel basin running along the length of the table. It’s available as both a coffee and side table.

Benjamin’s design agency, Layer, teamed up with a technical garment manufacturer to develop the tape technology, which is ordinarily used in the construction of snow and wet-weather gear. They used advanced heat-bonding machinery to create a binding technique that was strong enough for use in furniture.

Tape was shown for the first time in Milan as a protoype.

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