British designer Benjamin Hubert has created the Pelt chair for De La Espada. Pelt is a dining chair comprised of plywood and solid ash.
The chair has a thin 8mm plywood shell that wraps around a solid ash frame, akin the skin over an animal’s skeleton. It extends down the front and rear legs with fluid tab that seamlessly integrates with the solid frame beneath. The frame of the chair has been reduced to a simple cross construction linking the front and rear legs. This geometry was made possible by cncing a complex twist to maintain the integration of the start and end points.
The chair also offers efficient stacking with its ability to stack 6 chairs.The chair has been developed over a period of 12 months after several interations of prototyping and testing.
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