The Cover assortment provides new life to outdated parachutes

Benjamin Hubert from LAYER collaborated with the accountable design firm RBURN on The Cover Assortment, a household of 4 rocking chairs and two screens. This vary of revolutionary restricted version furnishings explores the form and construction, in addition to the commercial and style worlds, utilizing recycled parachute supplies and welded metal frames.

Every body supplies a sort of clean canvas for the parachute materials, which permits it to be essentially the most expressive factor as a result of it’s wrapped, hung and suspended to offer padding and a strap. All through the design course of, LAYER and RÆBURN referred to the RÆBURN archives and the way they used iconic extra parachutes. Surplus navy parachutes and airplane brake parachutes offered essentially the most distinctive construction, translucency and tactility, all splendid for layering.

The straightforward metal construction of every chair offered the boundaries to work, presenting a special high quality of the parachute materials – from a easy, managed expression to a extra refined sculptural type. In essentially the most minimal format, the body is polished and completed, whereas within the rawest format the welded joints should not completed and the metal reveals the manufacturing course of.

The 2 screens within the assortment play with the sunshine and the way in which it strikes within the materials of the parachute. The body once more dictating the parameters, LAYER and RÆBURN caught to a blocked coloration sample.

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