Membrane Lounge Chair by Benjamin Hubert
by Harry / May 11, 2013
Benjamin Hubert has created an ultralight chair with construction and materials "commonly found in the sporting goods industry and tent construction."


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Membrane is a lounge chair composed of a lightweight steel and aluminium framework with a stretched 3D woven textile mesh that, assembled, weighs only three kilograms.

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"The chair stems from the studio's materials driven, process led, industrial design approach, and research into the construction of tents and sports products with a focus on space frames and stretched textile." says Hubert.

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"Membrane utilises a CNC-shaped stainless steel and aluminium framework to describe the shape of the chair. This framework is then wrapped in a 3D woven textile with integrated padding."

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"This construction and materiality is more commonly found in the sporting goods industry and tent construction. The cover is secured to the framework with a series of zips and fastenings."

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"The combination of metal frame and padded textile allows 'Membrane' to use a minimal amount of polyurethane foam - a conventional armchair would be covered almost entirely with foam - therefore reducing the carbon footprint of this type of product."

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