Labware (above) is a collection of blown-glass lamps with cork stoppers, which Hubert developed by working closely with manufacturers London Glassworks.
"Material Centric is a range of simple interior products showcasing materials and process as the starting point for creativity," says Hubert.
Diamond chair (above) has a bent-steel, powder-coated frame and upholstered, laminated oak or walnut seat. Lily Pad tables (below) are made with oak or walnut tops and bent-steel frames.
Below: Fold magazine rack, made from folded steel.
Below: Yumbrella, a ceramic fruit bowl and banana tree.
100% Futures will be open 18-21 September.
Hubert will also present a range of concrete lamps called Heavy (above and below) for Decode London, 17-24 September.
Here's some more information from the designer:
Launch 100% Futures @ 100% Design 2008
Working in conjunction with a number of master craftsmen in the fields of glass blowing, ceramics, veneer/woodworking, metal engineering and concrete casting, Benjamin Hubert Studio presents Material Centric.
Material Centric is a range of simple interior products showcasing materials and process as the starting point for creativity.
A range of large geometric blown glass lamps showcasing the purity of glass blowing.
Labware lamps are the result of working closely with the glass blowing process at London Glass works to create a range of softly geometric lamps counterbalanced by Portuguese bark topped cork and arctic cabling.
Richly contrasting materials and textures emphasis the simplicity and purity of mouth blown glass whilst utilising archetypal glass detailing.
An occasional chair focusing on material detailing in bute fabric upholstery and veneer production .
Working in conjunction with bespoke upholsters, veneer manufacturers and metal engineers. Diamond chairs bring together a number of different materials and crafts, to create a chair that focuses on quality of material and detailing.
Upholstered in Bute tweed on walnut and oak veneered backs with a powder coated cnc bent steel frame.
Lily Pad tables
A series of solid wood and steel tables focusing on the visual weight of materials.
A solid wood surface focusing on material detailing is counterbalanced by a cnc bent steel frame. In combination they create a series of side tables focusing on minimising visual weight whilst still using substantial materials.
Walnut or Oak surface with powder coated steel frame.
Fold magazine rack
Utilising folded steel to emphasis a magazine racks functionality and paper contents.
To emphasis the paper contents of a magazine rack 'fold' magazine racks mirror the form of a folded or crumpled piece of paper. Creating a simple magazine holder that has a unique architectural silhouette.
Laser cut and cnc bent steel with powder coated finish.
Yumbrella bowl and banana tree
Demonstrating the flexibility and potential of earthenware ceramics to produce an unexpected fruit bowl with integrated banana tree.
yumbrella has been produced in collaboration with ceramic craftsmen from stoke on trent in the uk. The results although fun, demonstrate the potential of ceramic to acieve forms that would otherwise be made in resin or plastic. Retaining the quality, craftsmanship and diversity of ceramic production.
A range of thin walled concrete pendant lamps analysing the perception of material worth.
Designed as a large installation for Decode London within the Foundry exhibition and the centre piece to the Icon design trail in London design week at:
POP-UP 187 - 211 St John Street - 17th to the 24th of September.
Heavy lamps are 5mm thin walled concrete pendant lamps for Decode London in manufactured by an innovative concrete casting company in Germany.
Available in a range of greys and in two sizes. Production lamps available late 2008.
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