Benjamin Huberta



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It's been a big 12 months for young British designer Benjamin Hubert, who caused a stir when he declared that furniture was a "saturated" market at Design Indaba in February 2016.

The pronouncement followed a major rebrand of his studio, which involved changing both its name – the new moniker is Layer – and its mission. The studio now focuses less on pitching furniture designs and more on "human-focused" projects that create "change in a meaningful way".

Is Layer living up to its aspirations? Projects like its bespoke 3D-printed consumer wheelchair and recyclable hemp partition prompted lots of positive sentiment from our commenters.

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