benjamin hubert exposes timber framework in prop collection for moroso
benjamin hubert exposes timber framework in prop collection for moroso benjamin hubert exposes timber framework in prop collection for moroso
may 13, 2014

benjamin hubert exposes timber framework in prop collection for moroso

benjamin hubert exposes timber framework in prop collection for moroso
all images courtesy of benjamin hubert




the ‘prop’ collection by UK designer benjamin hubert is based on the studio’s research into human behavior, and how users perceive comfort in both domestic and commercial environments. the series was produced for moroso and consists of an armchair, sofa, side table and coffee table. examining an existing manufacturing process, the construction exposes and celebrates the timber framework, which is conventionally concealed within the furniture’s upholstery. the shape of the sofa and armchair is used as a mold for the seating area, while a sheet of aero-ply is clamped and fastened to the solid wooden structure, removing the need for complex tooling.

the prop sofa celebrates its timber framework




the ‘prop’ sofa and armchair are upholstered in a softly padded fabric created in collaboration with dutch textile manufacturer, innofa. the fabric is fixed to the framework via a series of zips, which are easily interchangeable or removed for washing.

front view of the prop sofa




the language of the ‘prop’ side table and coffee table is informed by the overtly structural approach. each is based on a simple, geometric timber fame, which forms the products’ support and strength, inlaid with a thin plywood surface.

view of the timber frame


prop sofa – back view


prop sofa – side view


the prop sofa curves gently within its rectilinear frame


prop armchair – side view


prop armchair – side view


prop armchair – back view


prop armchair – construction


prop tables



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