WHAT IS IT & WHO MADE IT?
It's a chair. More specifically - an "acoustic privacy chair" by Benjamin Hubert for De Vorm.
De Vorm are a furniture company from The Netherlands. They seem to have genuine focus on the environmental impact of their materials and process, without any apparent compromise to the desirability of their product. If anything, that commitment seems to inform a classic kind of minimalism, albeit with a soft edge.
HOW WAS IT MADE?
Fortunately, there is a short film documenting the process of manufacturer, posted by Hubert himself. It's without too much polish - which is good. Seeing the felt blanket used during the vacuum press and other realities of production - for me, is better than earnestly produced videos of people in thick denim aprons.
Moreover - it is always a good sign when furniture designers make their technical drawings available, and De Vorm go a step further with full CAD files.
WHY DO I PIN IT?
I remember trying an acoustic privacy chair at Cork Airport many years ago - and the ability of furniture to create a sonic space has always interested me.
WHAT DID I LEARN?
I came away with with an appreciation of De Vorm as a company, and they are on my watch list for personal buys.