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‘Pelt’ chair by Benjamin Hubert for De La Espada (PT)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 09.10.2012 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

‘Pelt’ chair by Benjamin Hubert for De La Espada

Award-winning British industrial designer Benjamin Hubert has collaborated with the Portuguese manufacturer De La Espada on this visually light, stackable chair called ‘Pelt’. Twelve months in the making, the design features a thin, birch plywood shell which ‘wraps around a solid ash frame, akin the skin over an animal’s skeleton’ and the chair was launched during this year’s edition of the London Design Festival.

‘Pelt’ chair by Benjamin Hubert for De La Espada

More about the design:

 

‘Pelt is a dining chair comprised of plywood and solid ash launching at the London Design Festival in collaboration with Portuguese manufacturer De La Espada. The chair has a thin 8mm plywood shell that wraps around a solid ash frame, akin the skin over an animal’s skeleton. It extends down the front and rear legs with a fluid tab that seamlessly integrates with the solid frame beneath. The frame of the chair has been reduced to a simple cross construction linking the front and rear legs. This geometry was made possible by cncing a complex twist to maintain the integration of the start and end points.’

‘Pelt’ chair by Benjamin Hubert for De La Espada

‘Pelt’ chair by Benjamin Hubert for De La Espada

‘Pelt’ chair by Benjamin Hubert for De La Espada

Sketch of the design

Making of the ‘Pelt’ prototype

Prototype of the ‘Pelt’ chair by Benjamin Hubert

to Architonic’s interview with Benjamin Hubert

 

to Benjamin Hubert’s products on Architonic