Benjamin Hubert creates new configuration of modular Pair chair for Fritz Hansen

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Benjamin Hubert creates new configuration of modular Pair chair for Fritz Hansen

Not content with the 8,000 existing configurations of his modular Fritz Hansen chair, designer Benjamin Hubert is launching a new star-shaped, wheeled base at Stockholm Furniture Fair, which opens tomorrow.

The Pair chair first launched during last year's London Design Festival, as a mix-and-match collection of components that allows users to create a tailored product.

Hubert has now expanded the collection even further. While the original, stackable chair design featured four legs, the updated collection includes a star-shaped base on wheels, available in chrome and black finishes.

The backrest is also now available in more options, either with or without arms, and in a choice of four colours.

By offering users a number of combinations, Hubert – who relaunched his company as Layer in September 2015 – believes he can provide companies with more bespoke items, suiting a variety of office environments.

"At Layer we invest our time in helping companies understand how smart furniture systems can help their business grow," said Hubert.

"Pair Chair represents a super-flexible system, with up to 8,000 possible combinations, to meet the demands of a market increasingly focused on individuality, and products tailored specifically to the needs of the environments they are used in."

Hubert is the first British designer to launch a product with the renowned Danish furniture brand.

Other architects and designers who have collaborated with Fritz Hansen include Jaime Hayón, Zaha Hadid, and Bjarke Ingels – who designed a chair for his Via 57 West "courtscraper" project.

Hubert's studio has previously designed a charity collection box for Maggie's, a concept wearable that can

track individual carbon footprints and a modular screen system made up of triangular hemp tiles.

Most recently, the designer created an injection-moulded Apple Watch strap, which negates the need for buckles with its self-gripping fastening.

The new Pair chair base launches at this year's Stockholm Furniture Fair, which takes place in the Swedish capital from 7 to 11 February, as part of Stockholm Design Week 2017.