With the Garment armchair, designer Benjamin Hubert challenges all the conventional rules for classic padded construction by using a revolutionary approach to covering.
For this seat, a single piece of material is folded and sewn around the geometric form in polyurethane foam: this construction makes curves the ultimate protagonist of the armchair, likening its appeal to that of a sartorial creation.
The softness of the Garment armchair is utterly eye-catching and further exalted by the upholstery materials, to be selected from amongst the fabrics and leathers in the collection.
Born in the UK in 1984, Benjamin Hubert studied at Loughborough University and graduated in 2006 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. He works on a diverse range of projects including both mass/batch produced consumer products and limited editions. His products have been exhibited internationally. Benjamin has also received a number of prestigious awards including: Design of the year (British Design awards 2010) Best Product (100% design/Blueprint awards 2009) Homes and Gardens Young designer Year (Design Classic awards 2010), EDIDA International Young Designer of the year 2010, IF Awards 2012 and The A&W Mentorpreis 2012.