Comprising a system of coloured silicon tiles and differently shaped steel frames, ‘Roofer’ by British designer Benjamin Hubert for Italian lighting manufacturers Fabbian involves the consumer in the design process of the pendant lamps.
The tiles, modeled loosely after those composing roofs throughout Morocco, are manufactured from a flexible silicon polymer.
The material is produced in different colours, and while it appears essentially opaque, permits some passage of light. A range of differently shaped steel frameworks provide the base on which each tile is clipped. Users can adjust the spacing of the tiles and arrange and rearrange their different colours to create custom, ever-modifiable pieces.
Born in the UK in 1984, Benjamin Hubert studied Industrial Design and Technology at Loughborough University and graduated in 2006.
Following successful degree shows, Benjamin exhibited at New Designers 06 with ‘Puff Out Lights’ winning the Corus Material Award and receiving short listings in two further categories.
Benjamin Hubert Studio was launched at 100% Futures at 100% Design 2007 and was shortlisted as ‘best new exhibitor’. Returning to exhibit at 100% futures 2008, Benjamin received ‘the most promising designer award’
Benjamin Hubert Studio products are exhibited and retailed across the world and have received numerous industry awards. The studio employs a materials and process focused design approach and now works with a range of international manufacturers across furniture, lighting and product sectors