Pod by Benjamin Hubert for De Vorm

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Pod by Benjamin Hubert

Milan 2011: London designer Benjamin Hubert launched this chair with a pressed-felt shell at Ventura Lambrate in Milan last month.

Pod by Benjamin Hubert

Hubert talks about the design for Dutch brand De Vorm in this interview Dezeen filmed with him in Milan for Dezeen Screen.

Pod by Benjamin Hubert

Called Pod, the chair has a steam-bent ash frame while the seat is pressed in one piece from felt made of recycled plastic bottles.

Pod by Benjamin Hubert

The product comes flat-packed and the shells stack inside each other for transportation.

Pod by Benjamin Hubert

Cushions are made of recycled foam with fabric covers in contrasting colours.

Pod by Benjamin Hubert

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Pod by Benjamin Hubert

Here are some more details from Hubert:


Pod

Benjamin Hubert x Devorm

The ‘Pod’ is a large privacy chair for breakout areas in offices or residential projects.

Pod by Benjamin Hubert

Pod is an environmental alternative to large upholstered furniture. Most upholstery is difficult to recycle as it’s a fixed combination of timber, glue, foam and textile.

Pod by Benjamin Hubert

Pod tackles this by replacing the large upholstery with moulded felt created from recycled PET bottles. In addition the entire design is knock down with the shells stacking for minimum carbon footprint in transportation and storage.

Pod by Benjamin Hubert

The chair's ergonomics allow the user to work comfortably whilst feeling relaxed and separated from the hustle and bustle of daily life. It creates a room-in-room experience with the perimeter of the chair around the user's head.

Pod by Benjamin Hubert

The shell of the chair is the largest form ever produced utilising pressed PET felt technology. This felt allows a distinctive aesthetic as well as offering sound-dampening properties to increase the sensation of privacy with acoustic performance.

Pod by Benjamin Hubert

Recycled PET felt
Steam bent ash timber
Recycled foam cushions with kvadrat upholstery.
h 130cm x w 95cm x d 80cm

Pod by Benjamin Hubert

Pod by Benjamin Hubert


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  • louise

    I like the lighting but I think his chairs are the best things he has done this year.

  • intent

    great process, a good deep industrial design project. How much was that tool?

  • Paul

    Can't wait till they put these in airplanes. Soundproof of course

  • developer

    great chair, i particularly like the fixing detail on the back, feels quite fresh.

  • seb

    very interesting chair – i like that it is so sustainable – knockdown and from recycled plastic – great!

  • http://twitter.com/mihao @mihao

    It's indeed a good design. Very Eco-friendly, but there's a slight short coming – it isn't ergonomics at all. I can't rest my arms on the chair! :(