May 21, 2013

Cradle Lounge Chair by Benjamin Hubert for Moroso

The 'Cradle' lounge chair by London-based designer Benjamin Hubert combines a unique blend of two seating typologies – a net structured hammock and a conventional upholstered lounge chair. Conceived for Italian furniture company Moroso, the visual aesthetic purposefully integrates architectural lines with a sharp rectilinear backrest that contrasts a softer seating area. ‘Cradle’ utilizes a custom-made CNC cut pattern that allows a non-elastic textile to stretch around a metal frame in a controlled three dimensional manner. this allows for the correct tension to comfortably support the body - visually and physically reducing the product’s weight and cost.