By combining the functionality of a casual backless chair with the comfort provided by a hammock, British designer Benjamin Hubert came up with “Cradle”, a captivating seating unit (initially spotted by Freshome on beautiful life). Its appearance is truly intriguing- here we have a furniture piece that is both elegant and practical, with a design emphasizing on texture and color. Careful how you position this gem within the interior composition, as it just might draw excessive attention to itself.
Ergonomics was a major factor to consider when planning this project: “The chair’s aesthetic is purposefully architectural with a sharp rectilinear backrest contrasted with a softer seating area, breaking traditional rules of seating typology and styling. Cradle utilizes a custom-made cut pattern that allows a non-elastic textile to perform in a three dimensional way. This allows for the correct tension to comfortably support the body“. Can you feel the tension wearing off?