Design from reason.
Experiences with meaning.


Thoughtful storytelling

We create insightful design stories that turn user experiences into a way of life.

Simple statements

We cut through the world’s visual noise by eliminating what’s unnecessary and identifying the essential.

Functional intelligence

We design high-performance products that work hard to improve the everyday.

Meaningful materiality

We identify why and how materials are valued to evoke a powerful emotional response.

Creativity with a conscience

We understand how to deliver desirable objects with a minimal environmental impact.

An emotional and financial return

We create vital products that turn subconscious desires into conscious consumer decisions.



Foundation layer

Layer is a strategic industrial design agency. Led by Benjamin Hubert and a growing creative team, we deliver award-winning and market leading experiences across strategy, industrial design and UX/UI.

From app design and the next generation of wearables to smart domestic appliances, fast moving consumer goods, and intelligent furniture systems, we create products that meet the demands of tomorrow today.

Our creative toolbox includes:

Ethnographic research
UI/UX design
Industrial design
Mechanical engineering
Electrical engineering

The company we keep

Forward-thinking brands from around the world partner with us to become market leaders.

Together we forge engaging, high-performance products that push the boundaries of possibility.

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Global recognition

We know how to communicate on a global scale. Our work has received international critical and media acclaim, and been recognised by the world’s most prestigious awards bodies.

2015Design Index Award

2014Designs of the Year Design Museum
Elle Decoration British Design Awards:
Best Sustainable Design

2013Elle Decoration British Design Awards:
Designer of the Year
Icon Awards:
Furniture of the Year
Homes and Gardens awards:
Furniture of the Year

2012Red Dot Product Design Award
Red Dot Product Design Award
A&W Audi Mentorpreis:
Young Designer of the Year
iF Product Design Award
iF Product Design Award
British Design Awards:
Designer of the Year
British Design Awards:
Product of the Year
FX Breakthrough Talent of the Year
Poltrona Frau Centenary Armchair contest

2011First Prize 100% Design Rotterdam

Young Designer of the Year
Home & Garden Design Classic:
Young Designer of the Year
Home & Garden Design Classic:
Best Lighting
Home & Garden Design Classic:
Best Furniture
100% Design Blueprint Award:
Best New Product
Elle Decoration Awards France:
Young Designer of the Year
Elle Decoration British Design Awards:
Design of the Year
Restaurant & Bar Design Award:
Emerging Talent

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