Wearing nothing underneath
Loungers pretending to be armchairs, camouflaged chairs which take over the space with their roguish appearance. The idea is simple: cover a metal frame with a padded overcoat and turn it into something else. A quite upstanding posture: the shape of the armrests is reminiscent of the lapels of a double-breasted jacket and this resemblance is confirmed with the central button-fastening. The upholstery becomes clothing, capable of transforming, without overdoing it, a bare, naked frame into an object in search of its own, innate identity.
Steel varnished, seat and back upholstered in flame-retardantstress-resistant polyurethane foam with differentiated densities.Feet intransparent PVC. The armchair is upholstered in fabric specific Talma.
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. His products have been exhibited internationally.