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Pair by LAYER

DESIGNER:

LAYER

PHOTO:

LAYER

YEAR:

2016

PRODUCTION:

U.K.

LINKS:

LAYER, @layer_design

Benjamin Hubert of experience design agency LAYER has launched a new family member of the Pair™ collection, a modular seating system for Fritz Hansen. Benjamin Hubert is the first British designer to launch a product with the renowned Danish furniture brand and the Pair™ star base will be shown during Stockholm Furniture Fair in February.

Pair™ star base has been designed to add to the possibile combinations for the modular system of components, with over 8,000 possible variations, offering specifiers a single product adaptable to any interior environment.
The components now include:
• A star base available in chrome and black finishes
• Two back rest options (with and without arms), available in a choice of four colours
• Two leg options (sled base and four legs), available in a choice of five colours
• One seat, available in a choice five colours
• One optional cushion, available in a choice of 40 colours
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Pair™ star base adds a more office driven design direction to the possibile applications of the lightweight chair.
The new leg structure in combination with a flexible ergonomic Polycarbonate backrest delivers an office chair’s functionality without the complex engineering of most task chairs.
Pair™ embraces the Mid-Century design language that Fritz Hansen pioneered, utilising a pressed plywood shell with a strong sense of fluid geometry. The traditional material of the seat shell is paired with an injection moulded polycarbonate backrest, creating an interesting tension between old and new and modernising the Fritz Hansen material palette. The backrest is moulded with 10% transparency, which elevates the plastic material and gives it a glass-like quality.
The Pair™ seating system is the result of 30 prototypes over a three-year development period, and represents the studio’s increased focus on delivering intelligent and flexible furniture systems.

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