Developed in close collaboration between london-based designer Benjamin Hubert and italian brand moroso, ‘talma’ is a compact upholstered lounge chair. Named after a type of cloak, the seat describes the chairs construction with a softly padded textile around lightweight metal framework, mirroring the way a coat would wrap the body.
The project integrates the studios ‘materials driven, process led, industrial design approach’, using research into the traditional construction of upholstered chairs with a view to reduce the material, weight and cost of this typology of product.
‘Talma’ utilizes CNC-shaped steel framework with integrated upholstery straps for support. The structure is wrapped with a custom made textile in collaboration with Innofa with integrated padding.
The cover is secured with a series of zips and two fastenings at the front of the chair. This combination of metal frame and padded textile allows the chair to use a minimal amount of polyurethane foam (a conventional armchair would be covered almost entirely with it) – therefore reducing the carbon footprint of the furniture piece.
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