Benjamin Hubert

Designer and Founder of Layer

February 2016
Benjamin Hubert of design agency Layer has designed Scale, a flexible, modular, acoustic partition
system, for Asian textile design company Woven Image. Taking three years of development and a rigorous design process involving 15 prototyping stages, Scale is produced from sustainable materials (pressed, recycled hemp acoustic tile, injection-moulded recyclable ABS, recycled aluminium) and can adapt to the needs of an interior over time. “Workplaces today are constantly in flux, with teams that grow organically and shrink as projects demand”, explains the designer. “Commercial interior spaces need to be able adapt to these demands. Scale delivers a solution to enable this, offering flexibility and adaptability whilst retaining a strong sense of visual engagement. The innate product adaptability therefore extends the product’s lifespan and decreases its carbon footprint.” The environmentally sustainable system comprises pressed, recycled hemp tiles, and is available in a range of colours that clip onto an injection-moulded ABS framework mounted on aluminium base plates. Intuitive mechanical fixings have been developed for ease of both assembly and disassembly.