in an effort to create eco-conscious products, benjamin hubert of industrial design company layer introduces his latest AXYL series for UK furniture brand allermuir, fortifying their ongoing commitment to working with companies to lower their impact on the environment. the A-frame typology and the mid-century wrap-around shell comes together to create a distinctive and innovate chair collection. hubert’s AXYL collection will be released at the somerset house during this year’s london design festival.


the AXYL collection is a sophisticated combination of recognizable elements

 

‘at layer, we focus on finding new forms and formats that deliver something visually unique to the market, whilst exceeding the necessary functional requirements’ explains layer founder benjamin hubert. the recycled aluminium in the Y-frame of the chairs uses just 5% of the energy required to create new aluminium and also offers significant cost savings. 


the A-frame typology and the mid-century wrap-around shell come together to create a distinctive new form

 

 

the chair shells, stool tops and café table tops are available in a variety of low-impact materials, including recycled wood fiber, reclaimed timber and recycled nylon, offering an efficient way of re-using waste product from the furniture industry. ‘we are looking forward to AXYL redefining the look and function of café and restaurant seating on the international scene’ explains robert mustoe, CEO of allermuir.


the chairs employ a unique recycled die-cast aluminum Y-frame silhouette topped with a softly geometric injection moulded shell


this shell is designed to embrace the sitter, and comes with an optional cushion


the recycled aluminium in the Y-frame of the chairs uses just 5% of the energy required to create new aluminium and also offers significant cost savings


the unique inverted ‘Y’ frame is made from recycled aluminium


the AXYL chairs stack four-high to enable easy storage


AXYL has been created with environmentally friendly materials, including recycled aluminium, recycled wood fibre, reclaimed timber, and recycled nylon


the AXYL collection is to be launched at the london design festival 2017 at somerset house


‘we are looking forward to AXYL redefining the look and function of café and restaurant seating on the international scene’ — robert mustoe, CEO, allermuir


the deconstructed AXYL chair


layer founder benjamin hubert with the AXYL chair

 

 

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