Scale | Benjamin Hubert
Scale is the new product designed by Benjamin Hubert which acts as a partition wall that has built in sound proofing and can be placed anywhere, by having the ability to assemble and disassemble the product with ease. The product took 3 years to complete, with a rigorous process of 15 prototypes being developed to enhance the performance of the product every time.
The product uses a hexagonal framework that is created in three sections, which join together to form a base for the tiles and rest on aluminum feet. The purpose of Scale is to create space in small offices for groups to communicate when projects are going on without disturbing the others. Scale is not only produced from sustainable material but has the capacity to adapt to the newer surrounding with ease.
Scale doesn’t require any expertise while installing, which assists the users to create it in any form they want according to the requirement. The 330 mm x 330 mm tiles create both solid and fenestrated spaces, while also having enough surface area to effectively absorb sound from the surrounding.
The structure can be clipped together using a polymer bolt system, whereas the tiles are connected by magnetic fixings to the framework. The structure also makes the interior of the space more aesthetic and pleasant for the users. As the structure is adaptable, it increases the life span considerably, while at the same time reducing the carbon footprint.
Benjamin Hubert considers the work space as an environment which is changing everyday, stating that “workplaces today are constantly in flux, with teams organically growing and shrinking as projects demand. commercial interior spaces need to be able adapt to these demands and scale for woven image delivers a solution to enable this with both flexibility and adaptability, whilst retaining a strong sense of visual engagement.”
By: Muhammad Umair Siddiqui