Garment by Benjamin Hubert
for Cappellini

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Milan 2012: a single piece of fabric folds around the moulded polyurethane foam seat of this club chair by London designer Benjamin Hubert.

Garment by Benjamin Hubert for Cappellini

The cover is attached to the chair with Velcro so the upholstery is completely free of stitching.

Garment by Benjamin Hubert for Cappellini

Dressing the sculptural form with the loose upholstery allows the creases to become a feature of the overall aesthetic.

Garment by Benjamin Hubert for Cappellini

The fabric can easily be removed and swapped for different alternatives.

Garment by Benjamin Hubert for Cappellini

Garment was presented by Italian brand Cappellini during last week's Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan.

Garment by Benjamin Hubert for Cappellini

Also in Milan, Hubert launched an armchair with a pleated leather seat for Italian company Poltrona Frau.

Garment by Benjamin Hubert for Cappellini

See all of our stories about Benjamin Hubert here.

Garment by Benjamin Hubert for Cappellini

The Salone Internazionale del Mobile took place from 17 to 22 April. See all our stories about Milan 2012 here.

Garment by Benjamin Hubert for Cappellini

Here's some more information from Benjamin Hubert:


Garment
Benjamin Hubert x Cappellini

Garment 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.

Garment by Benjamin Hubert for Cappellini

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.

Garment by Benjamin Hubert for Cappellini

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.

Garment by Benjamin Hubert for Cappellini

Garment is the first collaboration between Cappellini and Benjamin Hubert launched at Salone Del Mobile in April 2012.

Garment by Benjamin Hubert for Cappellini

Materials: Folded and stitch less textile cover Moulded Polyurethane foam seat
Dimensions: W700mm x H740mm x D600mm

Garment by Benjamin Hubert for Cappellini

  • portion

    Quite nice. Rudimentary shape but it works. Well done

  • http://www.cargocollective.com/widianto widianto

    I think I prefer the juliet, regardless the colour, but benjamin approach I think great idea and innovative. Just curious if garment inspired from chinese take away box, while juliet seems also inspired from muffin cup beside the pleat. Anyway refleshing ideas.

  • looks like

    quite a lot like the work of raw edges studio…………..

  • douglas

    For my taste, the best thing he's done so far.

  • a fan

    Super Super Nice.

    Quite original too. I like that he is really starting to find a unique aesthetic not just interesting constructions.

  • Bot

    I sat on it in Milan. Looks good but backrest is a little too low for a long sit and inside the folds is velcro which was much too easy to find. The detailing inside the fold could have been better resolved.