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Foundation by Benjamin Hubert

Foundation by Benjamin Hubert

This shelving with integral steel box-files by London designer Benjamin Hubert has been created to celebrate the 200th anniversary of British design brand Heals.

Foundation by Benjamin Hubert

Called Foundation, the shelving is made of Valchromat, a wood-fibre board made of forest waste and reclaimed pine coloured with organic dyes.

Foundation by Benjamin Hubert

Each powder-coated steel box-file has a leather tab in the same colour.

Foundation by Benjamin Hubert

More about Benjamin Hubert on Dezeen:

Patch chair (April 2010)
Labware for Authentics (October 2009)
Spinning Light (September 2009)
Float lamp shade (September 2009)
Heavy Desk Light for Decode (September 2009)
Chimney for Viaduct (September 2009)
Pebble furniture for De Vorm (September 2009)
Material Centric show (September 2008)
Cast desk tidy (May 2008)
Dandilight (September 2007)

Foundation by Benjamin Hubert

Here's some more information from Hubert:

Benjamin Hubert for Heals

London based Industrial Designer Benjamin Hubert has received much acclaim over the past few years with his product exhibited and retailed across the world and receiving numerous industry accolades.

Benjamin Hubert Studio employs a materials and process focused approach and give emphasis on clean lines with the products meeting the modern demand for functional tactile objects.

Made in the United Kingdom, Foundations is a shelving and storage system inspired by brutalist architecture.

Foundation is made of a dark grey Valchromat with incorporated folded steel powder coated box files with matching leather pull handles.The combination of industrial materials and softer tactile details emphasises the brutalist language while retaining a sense of tradition found in the leather bindings of books.

Valchromat is a wood fibre board coloured with organic dyes specifically developed and bonded with resin to ensure that the natural appearance and characteristics of the fibre remain in tact. The wood is sourced from forest waste and recycled pine. With a environmentally friendly manufacturing process and zero carbon emissions, Hubert’s use of sustainable material and advanced technical methods minimize environmental impact, an important concern for the designer.

Part of the Heal’s ReDisscovers project, Benjamin Hubert’s Foundation is a bold and striking creation with a timeless appeal and environmental sensibility.

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