Cast a gaze at Pod. Designer Benjamin Hubert fashions a standout privacy chair that provides both a physical and visual barrier to din and distraction. In molded PET felt that's soft to the touch but structurally strong, with impressive sound-dampening to boot. The enveloping shell is the largest form produced to date using breakthrough 3D pressing technology. Rising Dutch brand DeVorm equally emphasizes aesthetics, function and eco-consciousness in its range of PET-driven furnishings. Pod comes in a choice of a light or dark grey shell with an expansive range of fabrications for the upholstered cushions. Wood frame in clear, grey or black ash can also be customized for multiple orders.
51.25" h x 40.5" w x 32.75" d (130x103x83cm)
PET felt shell, steam-bent ash frame, powder coated electro-galvanized steel, high resilience foam, upholstery, felt gliders
- Group A: Clara 2, Remix 2, Revive
- Group B: Melange Nap, Tonica 2
- Group C: Fiord, Steelcut Trio 3
- Group D: Hallingdal 65, Divina 3
- Group E: Divina Melange 2, Divina MD
- Group F: Coda 2
Standard frame color options: natural finish, black, grey
When ordering a minimum of 5 Pods, the frame color can be customized.
"Robust" is a favorite word of UK-born designer Benjamin Hubert when describing his eponymous firm's approach to furniture, lighting and accessory design. His team includes industrial designers, researchers and engineers, all focused on innovating with materials and strategies. That's led to Benjamin Hubert Ltd. collaborating with a roster of international brands from Europe to Asia and Australia to Brazil and the US. "We're a small studio, a young studio—but there's quite a lot of knowledge here," he says.
Educated at Loughborough University with a degree in Industrial Design and Technology, Benjamin first gained notice upon graduation at the New Designers '06 exhibit. Several honors followed, including 2 Red Dot citations, Design of the Year (British Design Awards) and Best Product (Blueprint Magazine 100% Design.) Perhaps such success stems from a regard for the rigor of his process: "If you give somebody a set of constraints, you push the limits."