Loom by Benjamin Hubert for Zero27 February 2011 | By admin in Light, Modern Furniture Designers
London designer Benjamin Hubert presented these woven polyester lamps for Swedish brand Zero at the Stockholm Furniture Fair this month. Called Loom, the shades are made from a material woven in three dimensions that’s normally used for bedding.
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. 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.
Benjamin Hubert studied Industrial Design and Technology at Loughborough University and graduated in 2006. The London based studio was founded shortly afterwards in 2007 and specializes in industrial design across furniture and lighting sectors working with international manufacturers across Europe and Asia. The studio works on a diverse range of projects including both mass/batch produced consumer products and limited edition / one off’s.