Published on : Wednesday, September 6, 2017
During this year’s London Design Festival, Benjamin Hubert will be launching his latest Axyl collection made in collaboration with Allermuir. Designed by Hubert’s own agency, each furniture piece in the Axyl collection is entirely made from recycled materials.
Recycled aluminium forms the frames of a chair, stool and table, while the shells, seats and tabletops are available in recycled wood fibre, timber or nylon.
A stackable chair features a die-cast aluminium Y-frame, which supports an injection-moulded shell made from recycled plastic. An optional cushion is made from repurposed nylon. The corresponding table and bar stool also feature recycled aluminium frames.
Hubert says, “The recycled aluminium in the Y-frame of the chairs uses just five per cent of the energy required to create new aluminium and also offers significant cost savings. At Layer, we focus on finding new forms and formats that deliver something visually unique to the market whilst exceeding the necessary functional requirements.”
The new collection marks the first time that Hubert’s studio Layer Design has joined hands with the British furniture brand Allermuir. This partnership is in view with the studio’s ongoing commitment of working with companies to lower their impact on the environment.
CEO of Allermuir, Robert Mustoe shares, “We are looking forward to Axyl redefining the look and function of café and restaurant seating on the international scene”.