Pebble by Benjamin Hubert for De Vorm


London Design Festival 09: British designer Benjamin Hubert has designed a collection of seating for Dutch furniture brand De Vorm.

Called Pebble, the collection includes a chair and stool with rotation-moulded plastic seats in various colours.

The legs are made of oak and held in place by a powder-coated steel band.

The collection will be launched at 100% Design in London next week.

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Here's some text from Benjamin Hubert:


Pebble, designed by benjamin hubert for De Vorm.

De Vorm are a young Dutch furniture producer located in Arnheim, The Netherlands. Their in-house design team produce a range of interior and exterior furniture, with a sustainable and innovative approach to materials. Pebble represents their first collaboration with an independent designer and is manufactured in the Netherlands.

The furniture collection is inspired by the form of beach pebbles found washed up by the sea. The design is a combination of rotational moulding, solid oak and CNC formed metal. Rotational moulding is predominantly used for large outdoor furniture. Pebble brings this material indoors and adds an increased sense of sophistication through its form, finish and combination with other materials.

Pebble has a low carbon footprint as the seats are manufactured from recyclable polyethylene and the knock down construction contains no additional fixings. The legs locate into the moulded top and are held together under tension by the powder coated steel band.

Pebble Specification

Chair h 820mm w 450mm d 550mm
High Stool h 650mm w 400mm d 400mm
Low Stool h 450mm w 400mm d 400mm

Grey stained oak and rotational moulded polyethylene in light grey, dark grey, green or olive.

Posted on Thursday September 17th 2009 at 11:21 am by Sarah Housley. Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • These are beautiful chairs. I’m going to go out on a limb and put those right up with my Eames side chairs as far as function and beauty go. I really love them… That mold is pretty beautiful in its own way too!

  • Xit

    Good honest construction, form not so sure, I’ll keep fibreglass Eames side chairs anyday ; )

    Also I don’t dig the granular roto moulded finish.

  • cordial

    would have to agree. these are really great. well done. i would guess this designer is going to be hot property pretty soon

  • slater

    I don’t know if I’d put this up there with Eames but these pieces are beautiful. It is hard to compare the two, but maybe that is only cause Eames has stood the test of time… There is a lot be said for the fact that there are only six main components and not much loose hardware, congrats!

  • abdulqadirabas

    This will lasts for century to go!

  • designgurunyc

    a star in the making… Hubert seems to be pressing all the right buttons, and his grown up approach to design looks new and iconic at the same time.