May 29, 2011

Maritime by Benjamin Hubert for Casamania

UK designer Benjamin Hubert presented this ash chair for Italian brand Casamania at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan last week.The chair, called Maritime, is constructed from ash plywood with the curves following the grain of the timber.Inspired by traditional wooden shipbuilding techniques maritime is a solid wood range of chairs that are skinned internally with a formed plywood shell.The construction technique where the supports are visible on the outside allows for a distinctive design language that is in harmony with the material and production. The ribs allow for a structurally robust chair with minimum use of material.aritime is comprised from solid and laminate ash and offered as an upholstered option. To enhance the construction details the range is also offered in translucent dyed colourways.