Amid the seemingly endless parade of designs exhibited at Milan last week, designer Benjamin Hubert unveiled "Maritime," a chair design for Casamania that was some two years in the making. The name refers to its inspiration, to say nothing of its distinctive hull-like form.
According to the designer:Inspired by traditional wooden shipbuilding techniques, "Maritime" is a solid wood range of chairs that are skinned internally with a formed plywood shell.
The construction technique where the supports are visible on the outside allows for a distinctive design language that is in harmony with the material and production. The ribs allow for a structurally robust chair with minimum use of material.
Maritime is comprised from solid and laminate ash and offered as an upholstered option. To enhance the construction details the range is also offered in translucent dyed colorways.