Cradle’ is a unique blend of two typologies of seating; a net structured hammock and a conventional upholstered lounge chair.
The armchair stems from the studio’s materials driven, process led, industrial design approach, research into the construction of mesh materials, and a study of the relationships between traditional seating components.‘Cradle’ utilizes a custom-made cut pattern that allows a non-elastic textile to perform in a three dimensional way. This allows for the correct tension to comfortably support the body and both visually and physically reduces the product’s weight. Seat in flame-retardant polyurethane foam and polyester fiber over internal wood frame. Backrest structure in powder coated steel and technical stretch fabric. Cradle covers are not removable.
Born in the UK in 1984, Benjamin Hubert studied at Loughborough University and graduated in 2006 with a degree in Industrial Design and Technology. He founded his studio in 2007 in London. The studio specializes in materials-driven, process-led, industrial design across furniture and lighting sectors working with international manufacturers in Europe. Hubert works on a wide range of projects including both mass and batch produced consumer products and limited editions. Hubert has received international critical and media acclaim and has been exhibited internationally receiving a number of prestigious awards.