Tape

Better Bonding

The Tape collection uses polyurethane tape to bond smaller pieces of textile together, which would otherwise be discarded in the upholstery process and treated as waste. The technique was inspired by the sporting industry – where the 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.

Client

Moroso

Sector

Furniture

Year

2018

Disciplines

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

Awards

British Design Awards – Best Seating

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