Tape by layer Design for Moroso
Updated: Dec 8, 2019
Benjamin Hubert of experience design agency LAYER has launched TAPE, a modular sofa for renowned Italian brand Moroso. The Tape collection uses polyurethane tape to bond smaller pieces of textile together, which would otherwise be discarded in the upholstery process and treated as waste. The technique was inspired by the sporting industry, where the tape is used in the construction of snowboarding, ski, and wet-weather gear. LAYER partnered with a technical garment manufacturer to develop the tape technology for use in furniture, and advanced heat-bonding machinery was used in the construction. A variety of fabrics from Danish textile brand Kvadrat were used to upholster the modular sofa, which was prototyped in the UK at the LAYER studio.