Membrane chair with tensile structure by Benjamin Hubert for Classicon
Membrane by Benjamin Hubert for Classicon

Membrane by Benjamin Hubert for Classicon

Product news: this armchair by London designer Benjamin Hubert weighs just three kilograms.

Membrane by Benjamin Hubert for Classicon

Called Membrane, the chair by Benjamin Hubert for German brand Classicon comprises a steel and aluminium frame covered in 3D-woven mesh fabric.

Membrane by Benjamin Hubert for Classicon

"The chair stems from research into the construction of tents and sports products with a focus on space frames and stretched textile," says Hubert.

Membrane by Benjamin Hubert for Classicon

The CNC-shaped framework is wrapped in a 3D-woven stretchy textile cover with integrated seat pads, fastened with zips.

Membrane by Benjamin Hubert for Classicon

"The combination of metal frame and padded textile allows Membrane to use a minimal amount of polyurethane foam – a conventional armchair would be covered almost entirely with foam – therefore reducing the carbon footprint of this type of product," Hubert adds.

Membrane by Benjamin Hubert for Classicon

The design was presented at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in April.

Membrane by Benjamin Hubert for Classicon

In London last year Hubert launched a collection of lamps made from underwear fabric stretched over wire frames that was also based on tensile structures.

Membrane by Benjamin Hubert for Classicon

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Membrane by Benjamin Hubert for Classicon