Cradle

Tech Textiles

At LAYER, we examine how the form, format and materiality of traditional product typologies can be re-imagined to enhance their everyday performance.

The Cradle collection is a unique blend of two typologies of seating – a net structured hammock and a conventional upholstered lounge chair. The range utilises a new, high performance three-dimensional stretch textile developed by LAYER in close collaboration with an Austrian textile factory. The knitted textile has high strength but low density, delivering the necessary ergonomic support for the body using a fraction of the material of a traditional mesh.

Client

Moroso

Sector

Furniture

Year

2016

Disciplines

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

Our extensive research into 3D-knitting enabled us to deliver a lighter, more comfortable and more affordable seating structure