Designer du Jour: Benjamin Hubert

Introducing one of Europe's rising stars.

Industrial Designer, Benjamin Hubert, is one of Britain’s most celebrated young guns. After graduating from Loughborough University in 2006, he formed his own studio where he creates lighting, furniture, and products in a wide range of materials. He has received a number of prestigious awards and recognition including Elle Décoration International Young Designer of the Year (2010) and British Design Awards Designer and Product of The Year (2012)

The Pod Chair (above), designed to provide privacy and comfort, won Hubert first prize in 100% Rotterdam in 2011. You can watch his production process here.

We featured his “Spinning” pendant in our 2012 Spring Issue of Editors Pick’s, available through Casa Design Boston.

Above: The Maritime Chair is constructed using traditional wooden shipbuilding techniques.

His collection of “Heavy” fixtures seems as light as air. Made from a thin wall of cast concrete, they defy gravity.