Layer X Moroso Tent Chair

View all 18 Photos

Inspired by the ubiquitous camping gear but featuring a stylish, modern aesthetic, the Tent Chair brings a breath of fresh air into the world of modern furniture design. The innovative product was created by London-based industrial design agency Layer Design for Italian furniture brand Moroso and made its debut at the 2017 Salone del Mobile in Milan. As the world’s first 3D-knitted seating, the chair provides a glimpse into how the latest technologies can influence and enhance traditional processes. “Tent Chair is part of our ongoing research into the future of smart textile construction, and explores new digital knitting technologies to improve the furniture manufacturing process,” explains Benjamin Hubert, founder of the design studio.

Made from one piece of 3D-knitted nylon, the chair combines a minimalist appearance with plenty of convenience. The cover features cushions and sleeves integrated in the nylon cover, which makes the seating suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. The padding allows water to simply flow through, which means that the seating will handle all weather conditions. 2 million knots and 50,000 meters of yarn make up every seamless cover, with sailing rope used not only for superior performance but also for more durability.

Held by guide ropes tensioned on a steel frame, Tent Chair provides a high level of comfort and support, while also conforming to the shape of the user thanks to the stretchy fabric. As ingenious as it is eco-friendly and versatile, the chair comes with a 100% recyclable yarn cover and a knock-down construction to allow for easy flat-packing. A perfect blend state-of-the-art technology, sustainability and good design. Images courtesy of Layer Design.

Featured Products Explore new arrivals at the Gessato Shop

Take me there

  • Zallinger Refuge

    A thoughtful renovation and expansion of historical buildings in the Alps. Dating back to the…

  • Dá Licença Hotel In Portugal

    One-of-a-kind, this retreat celebrates the heritage and culture of Alentejo. During their travels, Vitor Borges…

  • The Wuyuan Skywells Hotel

    A 300-year-old traditional Chinese building transformed into a high-end hotel. Nestled in the Yan village…

  • Design Destination: Melbourne

    A complete travel guide to Melbourne, your next design destination. The cultural capital of Australia,…

More for you

                array(5) {
  ["post__not_in"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    int(181867)
  }
  ["tag__not_in"]=>
  array(2) {
    [0]=>
    int(16203)
    [1]=>
    int(9208)
  }
  ["posts_per_page"]=>
  int(12)
  ["caller_get_posts"]=>
  int(1)
  ["cat"]=>
  int(677)
}
            
  • The Adagio Chair

    An elegant chair designed with acoustics in mind. Originally commissioned for the second concert hall…

  • Manual’s 2019 Ceramics Collection

    Minimalist tableware that celebrates slow living. Founded by Craighton Berman, Chicago-based brand Manual celebrates the…

  • Tom Dixon’s Swirl Collection

    A cutting-edge collection that blends innovation with bold contemporary design. Launched at the 2019 Maison&Objet…

  • The DUOO Writing Desk

    A minimalist writing desk for home offices. Keeping style and function in perfect balance, the…

  • Monolithic Cookware Collection

    Minimalist cookware designed for heartwarming family dishes. Around the world, people use simple cookware and…

  • Studiolav’s Terrazzo Collection

    An enamelware line that draws inspiration from terrazzo patterns. Designed by London-based Studiolav for kitchenware…

  • The Alce Collection

    Minimalist furniture design with personality. As part of The Novelties line which features products from…

  • Dsignedby’s Drinks Cabinet

    An elegantly minimalist bar cabinet. Belgrade-based studio dsignedby makes lighting and furniture with a blend of…

  • Introducing Richard Brendon

    Contemporary bone china and glassware that celebrate artisan skill. While some designers find inspiration in…

  • The Minimalist Pen Type-B

    A minimal pen designed to look fantastic for decades. Following the success of their Pen…

Close Cart