Design Guild Mark Holder


Name of Designer:

Benjamin Hubert of Layer
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The AXYL collection is part of Layer’s commitment to working with companies to lower their impact on the environment with engaging but responsible new products. The recycled aluminium in the Y-frame of the chairs uses just 5% of the energy required to create new aluminium and offers significant cost savings; the chair shells, stool tops and café table tops are available in a variety of low-impact materials, including recycled wood fibre, reclaimed timber and recycled nylon, offering an efficient method of re-using waste product from the furniture industry.


Benjamin Hubert founded LAYER, a close-knit team of industrial and digital designers. LAYER aims to craft products which will help to define how society functions in the future, this includes furniture collections such as AXYL.