Hubert talks about the design for Dutch brand De Vorm in this interview Dezeen filmed with him in Milan for Dezeen Screen.
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.
The product comes flat-packed and the shells stack inside each other for transportation.
Cushions are made of recycled foam with fabric covers in contrasting colours.
Here are some more details from Hubert:
Benjamin Hubert x Devorm
The ‘Pod’ is a large privacy chair for breakout areas in offices or residential projects.
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 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.
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.
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.
Recycled PET felt
Steam bent ash timber
Recycled foam cushions with kvadrat upholstery.
h 130cm x w 95cm x d 80cm
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