Benjamin Hubert of LAYER has collaborated with accountable design firm RÆBURN on The Cover Assortment, a household of 4 rocking chairs and two screens. This restricted version vary of progressive furnishings explores type and construction, in addition to the commercial and trend worlds, utilizing recycled parachute materials and welded metal frames.
Every body offers a type of clean canvas for the parachute materials, permitting it to be probably the most expressive component because it’s wrapped, slung, and hung to offer padding and webbing. All through the design course of, LAYER and RÆBURN referenced the RÆBURN archives and the way they’ve used surplus parachutes in iconic trend. Surplus ex-military parachutes and plane brake parachutes offered probably the most distinctive construction, translucency, and tactility – all nice for layering.
The straightforward metal body of every chair offered the borders that wanted to be labored inside, showcasing a distinct high quality of parachute materials – from a managed, easy expression to a extra uncooked, sculptural type. Within the extra minimal format the body is polished and completed, whereas in probably the most uncooked format, the welded joins are unfinished and the metal exhibits off the manufacturing course of.
The 2 screens within the assortment play with mild and the way in which it strikes by means of the parachute materials. The body once more dictating the parameters, LAYER and RÆBURN caught to a colour blocked design.