October 5, 2011

Cargo Chair by Benjamin Hubert

The collaboration between Benjamin Hubert and De La Espada presented the opportunity to develop a range of interior products utilising the skills and knowledge of artisan craftsmen, affording fewer compromises than more industrialised projects.This allowed for greater exploration in the handmade and manipulation of natural materials with greater emphasis on quality.The result is a range of crafted products with an industrial aesthetic, made utilising tactile materials where the hand of the maker can still be seen and valued.This is  embodied in hand-turned marble with the organic marks of the cutting tool clearly visible, woven automotive leather with hand-stitching and overt timber joinery detailing.The range has an industrial, minimal language with a playful look at functionality, honest construction and engaging materiality.