Canopy

Close Collaboration

At LAYER, we value collaborative partnerships and the opportunities they bring to explore unexpected and exciting creative processes. The Canopy collection is a close collaboration with RÆBURN, a fashion brand that shares our passion for sustainable and responsible design. Together, we have translated the label’s iconic use of upcycled parachute material into an exciting exploration of form and materiality in furniture.

The limited edition Canopy Collection comprises four rocking chairs and two screens made from welded steel frames with recycled parachute upholstery. The simple, modernist steel structures provide a “blank canvas” for the parachute material, allowing the textile to be the most expressive element of each piece. The fabric has been wrapped, slung and hung within and around the framework to create padding, webbing and cover solutions with simple fixation points.

Client

RÆBURN

Sector

Furniture

Year

2019

Disciplines

Strategic research
Industrial design
Colour, material and finish
Engineering
Art direction
Design for manufacture

We take inspiration from a diverse range of creative industries and value the opportunity to explore new approaches

“With craft, creativity and quality at the heart of the partnership, it has been fantastic to work directly alongside Benjamin Hubert and his talented team to bring new materials and methods of making to the collaborative collection”

Christopher Raeburn – Creative Director, RÆBURN