Born in the UK in 1984, Benjamin Hubert studied Industrial Design and Technology at Loughborough University and graduated in 2006. Following successful degree shows, Benjamin exhibited at New Designers 06 with ‘Puff Out Lights’ winning the Corus Material Award and receiving short listings in two further categories.
Benjamin Hubert Studio products are exhibited and retailed across the world and have received numerous industry awards. The studio employs a materials and process focused design approach and now works with a range of international manufacturers across furniture, lighting and product sectors. Working with companies such as Ercol, De Vorm, De La Espada, &Tradition, Decode, Authentics and Viaduct, Benjamin Hubert has created some amazing pieces from lighting made with cork to beech coatstands.
In 2011 Benjamin presented in Stockholm this design for the Swedish brand zero.
Loom is a collection of organic textile pendant lamps utilising a new 3D woven polyester material designed by Benjamin Hubert for Swedish manufacturer Zero.
Originally used as a source of comfort in the bedding industry the 3D textile has never before been used in the lighting industry.
All are made of polyester, material for the first time we have seen in a lighting product. The textile can be stretched around complex forms and diffuses the light through its dense network of warp woven polyester fibers.
The Textile is offset and contrasted with a brightly lit polymer lens at the heart of each pendant. The forms of the textile lamps reference traditional Chinese lanterns as a known reference point transformed with a new technological material.
Maybe some of the most curious, to close the shape of the lamp simply sew. Of course hand stitched