Foundation by Benjamin Hubert

Benjamin Hubert is back with a new design, a bookshelf called Foundation for Heal’s. Foundation is made of a dark grey Valchromat with incorporated folded steel powder coated box files with matching leather pull handles. The combination of industrial materials and softer tactile details emphasizes the brutalist language while retaining a sense of tradition found in the leather bindings of books.

Valchromat is a wood fiber board colored with organic dyes specifically developed and bonded with resin to ensure that the natural appearance and characteristics of the fiber remain in tact. The wood is sourced from forest waste and recycled pine. With a environmentally friendly manufacturing process and zero carbon emissions, Hubert’s use of sustainable material and advanced technical methods minimize environmental impact, an important concern for the designer.

Part of the Heal’s ReDiscovers project, Benjamin Hubert’s Foundation is a bold and striking creation with a timeless appeal and environmental sensibility.

Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk, is a Jersey girl living in SoCal. She dreams about funky, artistic jewelry + having enough free time to enjoy some of her favorite things—running, reading, making music, and drawing.