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London Design Festival: A Year In The Making by Benjamin Hubert 30.09.09

words Johanna Agerman

Benjamin Hubert’s contribution to 100% Design was impressive to say the least. His display A Year In The Making featured ten products designed in the past year, all of which are now in production with leading manufacturers like Ercol and De la Espada. “I just worked really hard,” said London-based Hubert when asked how he managed to do it.

It all looks vaguely familiar, but still original enough to have its own integrity. Labware for Authentics is our favourite, a mouthblown pendant light that looks like a bottle in glossy opal white glass. It’s finished off with a hand-turned stopper and a sturdy cord.

Other products included the wooden Gradient chair and table for Ercol, the Heavy desk lamp in cast concrete and ply for Decode, the Pebble chair in recycled plastic with oak legs, the aluminium Spinning light and Float pedant lamp in hand-turned cork for Unique Copenhagen, the Splay coat stand for De la Espada and the Chimney lamp in kiln-fired clay for Viaduct.

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