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Clever Chair Rethinks Upholstery, With A Cover You Fold Into Place

Benjamin Hubert swaths his Garment chair in a single, stitchless piece of fabric.

Clever Chair Rethinks Upholstery, With A Cover You Fold Into Place
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Benjamin Hubert loves being in the fold–literally. Earlier this week, we featured the London designer’s Plicate watch for Nava Design, a faceted timepiece inspired by paper fans. For the same company, he also used the device on a bag called Bellows for its ability to expand and contract along its accordian-like seam. And most recently, he introduced the Garment chair, a foam seat Hubert developed for Cappellini with a removable cover that wraps and folds neatly into place.

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Called Garment, the chair’s cover is a single, stitchless piece of fabric cut into precisely the right size and shape, without creating waste; Velcro fasteners hold it in place. And while the upholstery fits as snugly as a well-tailored dress, the folds also make the seat as inviting as a tautly made bed. Plus, the removable cover can be swapped out as fashion and seasons dictate.

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A former editor at such publications as WIRED, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Fast Company, Belinda Lanks has also written for The New York Times Magazine, The New York Observer, Interior Design, and ARTnews.

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