talma by benjamin hubert for moroso
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may 16, 2013
talma by benjamin hubert for moroso


‘talma’ by benjamin hubert for moroso
all images courtesy benjamin hubert

 

 

 

‘talma’ is a compact upholstered lounge chair developed in close collaboration between london-based designer benjamin hubert and italian brand moroso. named after a type of cloak, the seat describes the chairs construction with a softly padded textile around lightweight metal framework, mirroring the way a coat would wrap the body. the project integrates the studios ‘materials driven, process led, industrial design approach’, using research into the traditional construction of upholstered chairs with a view to reduce the material, weight and cost of this typology of product.


up-front view

 

 

 

‘talma’ utilizes CNC-shaped steel framework with integrated upholstery straps for support. the structure is wrapped with a custom made textile in collaboration with innofa with integrated padding. the cover is secured with a series of zips and two fastenings at the front of the chair. this combination of metal frame and padded textile allows the chair to use a minimal amount of polyurethane foam (a conventional armchair would be covered almost entirely with it) – therefore reducing the carbon footprint of the furniture piece.


talma – benjamin hubert x moroso
video courtesy benjamin hubert

 

 


three quarter front view

 

 


top view


chairs from side and back

 

 


deconstruction of talma

 

 


detail side

 

 


detail front

 

 


detail upper view

 

 


material stretching

 

 


innofa textile detail

 

 


talma model

 

 

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