Geometric precision

Benjamin Hubert unveiled his Pelt chair at this year's London Design Festival after 12 months of prototyping.

After 12 months of rethinking, redesigning and prototyping, Benjamin Hubert finally unveiled his Pelt chair.

Hubert collaborated with Portuguese manufacturer De La Espada to design a one-of-a-kind dining chair made from plywood and solid ash.

The chair has a thin 8mm plywood shell that wraps around a solid ash frame, akin to the skin over an animal’s skeleton. It extends down the front and rear legs with a 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 in an unusual manner.

Pelt further provides the utmost convenience through its ability to be stacked and placed out of sight when not in use. 

Hubert unveiled the chair at the 2013 London Design Festival