Benjamin Hubert exposes timber frames
in Prop furniture collection for Moroso


London designer Benjamin Hubert has designed a collection of furniture with exposed timber frames for Italian brand Moroso (+ slideshow).

Prop by Benjamin Hubert x Moroso

Benjamin Hubert's Prop collection includes the designer's first sofa, which features a curved seat that sits within a rectangular solid ash frame.

Prop by Benjamin Hubert x Moroso

"The Prop collection began with the sofa, and the concept stems from the studio's research into the traditional construction of furniture within this typology," said Hubert.

Prop by Benjamin Hubert x Moroso

A curved piece of aero-ply supports the upholstered polyurethane foam back and seat. The padded fabric by Dutch textile brand Innofa is attached to the frame with zips so it can easily be swapped and removed for cleaning.

Prop by Benjamin Hubert x Moroso

The sides are gently inclined from the back to the front of the seat and a version of the design is also available as an armchair.

Prop by Benjamin Hubert x Moroso

Side and coffee tables in the collection have been formed to echo the design language used in the chairs.

Prop by Benjamin Hubert x Moroso

The curved sections of aero-ply are used to form table tops, which slope up at each end and look similar to skateboard ramps. These surfaces are fixed to simple solid ash frames.

Prop by Benjamin Hubert x Moroso

Moroso launched the Prop collection at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile furniture fair in Milan last month.

  • guest

    The fabric looks nice. The boxy frame seems like an unnecessary addition.

    • Dan

      Agreed. Fabric was interesting but armrests were far too high to rest arms comfortably.

  • Jolie

    A beautifully honest collection.

  • boo lee

    Quite boring and senseless. Is this Moroso now?

  • Bobby D

    I like the fabric, but the frame and casing on the back cheapens it in my opinion.

  • Jac apple

    The start of the decline of Moroso.