Benjamin Hubert uses recycled aluminium, wood and nylon to create Axyl furniture
Benjamin Hubert has collaborated with British furniture brand Allermuir to create a collection made entirely from recycled materials, which will launch during this year's London Design Festival.
The Axyl collection, designed by Hubert's studio Layer for Allermuir, comprises furniture pieces each made totally from reclaimed materials.
Recycled aluminium forms the frames of a chair, stool and table, while the shells, seats and tabletops are available in recycled wood fibre, timber or Nylon.
"The recycled aluminium in the Y-frame of the chairs uses just five per cent of the energy required to create new aluminium and also offers significant cost savings," said Layer.
A stackable chair features a die-cast aluminium Y-frame, which supports an injection-moulded shell made from recycled plastic. An optional cushion is made from repurposed nylon. The corresponding table and bar stool also feature recycled aluminium frames.
"At Layer we focus on finding new forms and formats that deliver something visually unique to the market whilst exceeding the necessary functional requirements," said Hubert.
"With the Axyl collection, I believe we have created a stacking chair with a truly new expression embodied in the identifiable inverted Y-silhouette of the aluminium casting."
The collaboration between Hubert and Allermuir marks the first time that the London-based designer has paired with a British brand.
Layer describes the partnership as part of its "ongoing commitment to working with companies to lower their impact on the environment" – a sentiment expected to be shared by many designers launching products during London Design Festival.
A new start-up company named Pentatonic will launch during the event with a range of furniture and products created from food, electrical, plastic and textile waste.
Hubert – who ranked at number 65 on Dezeen Hot List – launched a major rebrand of his studio in 2015, which involved changing its name to Layer.
Since then, the studio has focused on creating more "human-focused" projects that bring about "change in a meaningful way" – from a 3D-printed consumer wheelchair to a recyclable hemp partition.