‘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.
‘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.
three quarter front view
chairs from side and back
deconstruction of talma
detail upper view
innofa textile detail