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Garment by Benjamin Hubert

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Article by Alexandros Franzolini
Posted on May 07th, 2012
in Design & Benjamin Hubert

Designed by Benjamin Hubert for Cappellini, Garment is a lounge club chair with a unique approach to the application and construction of textile in the furniture industry. The chair is a study into how to ’dress’ a piece of furniture defying the conventional rules and construction of typical upholstery.

A single piece of textile is loosely folded around a distinctive geometric polyurethane form. This construction and loose cover allows for creases to become part of the character of the chair reminiscent of a piece of fashion and increases the sensation of visual softness.

The chair’s construction is ‘stitch less’ as it comprised of a single sheet of textile fixed onto the form with Velcro. The chair is detailed with inverted box pleats reinforcing this relationship with clothing. The cover can also be easily removed and interchanged based on the season or fashion.

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