The Tape collection uses polyurethane tape to bond smaller pieces of textile together, which would otherwise be discarded in the upholstery process.

Better Bonding

The manufacturing technique was inspired by the sporting industry – where the polyurethane tape is used in the construction of snowboarding, ski, and wet-weather gear – and fully waterproofs the sofa for outdoor usage.

LAYER partnered with a technical garment manufacturer to develop the tape technology for use in furniture, and advanced heat-bonding machinery was used in the construction.

Our Role

We identified an opportunity to reduce waste within the furniture industry by utilising off-cut textiles. To develop this idea, our team gathered insights from the sports apparel industry and adapted the manufacturing process for upholstery. The success of the initial range led to the development of a new collection with integrated technology.

We look at parallel products and industries to find surprising solutions to age-old problems