The Canopy Collection is the result of an extended collaboration between experience design agency LAYER and RÆBURN.
The two teams worked closely together to develop a furniture collection that celebrates innovative thinking from both the industrial design and fashion worlds.
The limited edition range comprises four rocking chairs and two screens made from welded steel frames with recycled parachute upholstery. The simple steel structures provide a “blank canvas” for the parachute material, allowing the textile to be the most expressive element of each piece.
The Canopy Collection uses the strict geometry of the steel frames as a base on which to experiment with innovative and forward-thinking recycled parachute upholstery. Each of the four rocking chairs – which all have the same framework – showcases a different quality of the parachute material, from a highly-controlled and simple expression to a raw, sculptural form. The construction of the steel frame reflects the expression of the parachute material: in the more minimal format, the frame is polished and finely finished, whilst in the most expressive format, the welded joins are left unfinished and the steel remains in a raw state that showcases the production process.