Pair Chair by Benjamin Hubert & Layer for Fritz Hansen

Benjamin Hubert, together with design agency Layer, has created a modular seating system for Republic of Fritz Hansen. Pair Chair is a seating system with over 8,000 possible unique combinations, giving architects and interior designers flexibility in colour specification.

Launched at The Republic of Fritz Hansen showroom as part of London Design Festival, the Pair Chair embraces the Mid-Century design language that Fritz Hansen pioneered, utilising a pressed plywood shell with a strong sense of fluid geometry. The traditional material of the seat shell is paired with an injection moulded polycarbonate backrest, creating an interesting tension between old and new and modernising the Fritz Hansen material palette. The backrest is moulded with 10% transparency, which elevates the plastic material by giving it a glass-like quality.

The seating system is the result of 30 prototypes over a three-year development period, and represents the studio’s increased focus on delivering flexible furniture systems. Benjamin Hubert is the first British designer to launch a product with the renowned Danish furniture brand.

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