Benjamin Hubert is an award-winning British design entrepreneur and founder of recently launched creative agency, LAYER, which focuses on experience-driven design for the physical and digital worlds.
Benjamin started his career at DCA Design, the largest design consultancy in the UK. He then joined renowned design consultancy Seymour Powell as senior industrial designer, working on a variety of prestigious projects, including Eurostar’s interiors. After a stint at design firm Tangerine, Benjamin founded Benjamin Hubert Ltd in 2010 aged 26 with the aim of creating long-lasting products that would become modern heirlooms.
Since setting up his own studio Benjamin has collaborated with globally renowned design brands including Moroso, Cappellini, Poltrona Frau and Ligne Roset. He has presented his work at leading events around the world, including London Design Festival, Milan’s Salone del Mobile, ICFF in New York and Tokyo Design Week and received a number of awards, such as the RedDot Design Award, the iF Design Award and London Design Museum’s Designs of the Year. Benjamin has been invited to judge a number of prestigious awards programmes, such as the Electrolux Design Lab and the BraunPrize 2015.
After five successful years in which the practice has grown and blossomed, Benjamin has chosen to establish a new platform that fully represents the studio’s multi-layered approach to design and its growing roster of creative partners. Led by Benjamin and a growing creative team, LAYER is partnering with forward-thinking brands – such as Nike, Samsung and BMW – to create products that will help define the way we live, work and communicate now and in the future, from smart wearables and furniture systems to the next generation of televisions, mobile devices, and grooming tools.