Affordable, luxurious upholstery textiles

November 1st, 2021

Designtex’s newest products, Gather, Layer and Lounge, are a trio of budget-friendly textiles that play well alone or together. Gather is a textured solid upholstery textile available in nine colors. The running top stitch is a technique inspired by Sashiko embroidery. Layer’s chunky chenille pattern can be used alone or paired with other upholsteries and […]

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Affordable, luxurious upholstery textiles

August 30th, 2021

Layer is one of a new trio of budget-friendly upholstery textiles from Designtex. Designtex’s newest products, Gather, Layer and Lounge, are a trio of budget-friendly textiles that play well alone or together. Gather is a textured solid upholstery fabric available in nine colors. The running top stitch is a technique inspired by Sashiko embroidery. Layer’s […]

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Smart seat covers for planes

January 1st, 2020

Now in the prototype stage, Move, a smart textile seat cover, puts the passenger in the driver’s seat when it comes to personal comfort flying economy class. Photos: LAYER. How can you have a better experience flying economy? The answer may lie in smart textiles and their ability to respond to individual needs. That’s the […]

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Fashion meets furniture with TAPE

April 1st, 2019

Benjamin Hubert of design agency LAYER likes to consider how fashion trends and the latest ideas in technology can be combined to realize his creations. For his furniture collection, TAPE, Hubert was inspired by design practices for garments in the sporting industry—specifically the use of tape to construct snowboard, ski and wet-weather gear. Hubert recognized […]

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Smart wearable tracks sports performance

September 1st, 2018

A new device puts a “coach” on the back of elite aspiring athletes, enabling them to track their performance and improve their game. PLAYR is a smart wearable vest designed by Benjamin Hubert of LAYER, an experience design agency, for Catapult, a sports analytics and tech company. Catapult works with more than 1,500 elite sports teams […]

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Furniture meshes with footwear

September 1st, 2016

Could athletic footwear inspire furniture design? It did for Benjamin Hubert of the London, England-based experience design agency, Layer. Hubert likes to look at existing materials and technology and consider how they can be re-imagined and used in unique, new ways. For his three-piece Cradle collection, which includes high-back and low-back chairs and a room […]

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Four walls no more

April 1st, 2016

The modern office environment is changing dramatically as the way people work evolves. Four walls and a door are quickly becoming a thing of the past. The ability to adjust space to accommodate a business’ different needs is becoming essential. To meet changing design requirements, Benjamin Hubert of the London-based design agency, Layer, created Scale, […]

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