benjamin hubert: antecedents exhibition at the aram store
 
benjamin hubert: antecedents exhibition at the aram store benjamin hubert: antecedents exhibition at the aram store
oct 05, 2013

benjamin hubert: antecedents exhibition at the aram store

benjamin hubert: antecedents exhibition at aram store during LDF
image © designboom

 

 

 

designboom recently had a chance to inverview british designer benjamin hubert during our visit to the ‘antecedents’ exhibition at the 2013 london design festival. presented at the aram store, the installation featured an exclusive look behind the prolific young designer’s process, showcasing new experiments, prototypes and products for companies such as moroso, classicon, de la espada, menu and corelam. given that the london-based studio conducts material-driven projects centered around production technique and process, hubert challenges the everyday application of traditional manufacturing methods with innovative products.

 

to see the full interview with benjamin hubert, see the video below:

 

benjamin hubert interview: antecedents exhibition at aram store during LDF
video © designboom

 

 

 

‘a lot of our projects are very complex,’ hubert tells designboom. ‘because we’re usually doing something innovative or something interesting with materials or construction, it inherently causes a longer design process — so everything can take up to two years. I mean it can sometimes just be the negotiation, which is the harder part, or might be physically making something work in the factory.’ some of his most recent work including ‘ripple’ – the world’s lightest timber table – and other process intensive furniture pieces such as the ‘pelt chair’, ‘talma’, ‘membrane’ and his ‘cradle + net’ collection were also featured at the show.

the ‘antecedents’ exhibition features an exclusive look behind the young prolific designer’s process
image © designboom

 

 

prototypes and products are shown for companies such as moroso, classicon, de la espada, menu and corelam
image © designboom

 

 

benjamin hubert’s ‘pots’ for menu on display
image © designboom
see more about this project on designboom here

 

 

cardboard mockups of the ‘pelt’ chair for de la espada
image © designboom
see more about this project on designboom here

 

 

finalized and prototype versions of the ‘cradle lounge chair’ for moroso
image © designboom
see more about this project on designboom here

 

 

visual model detail – cradle lounge chair for moroso
image © designboom

 

 

‘talma’ prototypes for moroso
image © designboom

 

 

ergonomic prototype for ‘talma’
image © designboom

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
    all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

    PRODUCT LIBRARY

    a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

    design news

    ×
    keep up with our daily and weekly stories
    490,160 subscribers
    - see sample
    - see sample