Posts tagged as 'outdoor'

Thu 26.8.

‘Out_line’ by Nieves Contreras for Expormim (ES)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 26.08.2010 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

'Out_line' armchair

This series of well-proportioned wire chairs was designed by the young Valencia based designer Nieves Contreras for the Spanish manufacturer Expormim. Due to their finish with a double layer zinc paint and polyester powder the chairs are water resistant and suitable for outdoor use. ‘Out_line’ is available in two different versions: with a seat and backrest made from 6 mm wire or woven with high resistance rope of polyester.

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'Latte by Tomoyuki Matsuoka for Bla Station

The Japanese designer Tomoyuki Matsuoka designed this family of simple and graphical chairs for the Swedish manufacturer Blå Station. ‘Latte’ consists of a lacquered tubular steel frame and a seating made from laser-cut sheet metal. Anyway it is also availabe with an upholstered seat pad and therefore suitable for indoor and outdoor use.

Known for their colourful collection Blå Station also developed a beautiful colour scheme for ‘Latte’.

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'Mushroom' stool by Cilicon Faytory

The Singapore based design studio Cilicon Faytory realised these series of in- and outdoor furniture. ‘Coner’ consists of differently shaped stools, benches and tables made from light weight concrete which allows different colours to be applied. Due to a special sealing the furniture is virtually free of maintenance.

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Philippe Starck with his 'Play' series for DEDON

There are only a few designers who polarise as much as Philippe Starck does. After I saw his fantastic speach for Ted I decided to belong to those who love him.


Recently during this year’s Milan fair the Paris based designer presented his new outdoor furniture series ‘Play’ he created together with Eugeni Quitllet for the German manufacturer DEDON. The heart of the ‘Play’ family is the stackable lightweight chair which is composed of a moulded polypropylene frame and optional kinds of coverings: solid teak, mirror-finish aluminium or hand-woven synthetic fiber, the higly durable material that has made DEDON famous the world over.

'Play' chairs and dining table by Philippe Starck

“PLAY will be offered in several colour ways, combinations and melanges of chalk and carbon, stone and terracotta, and bronze. With or without armrests, ‘Play’ has inspired also ‘Play’ with DEDON, a collaboration that encompasses the ‘Bistro’ table, with its glazed porcelain ceramic tabletop that stands on a central pedestal made of moulded polypropylene, and ‘Dining’, a four-legged table in mirror-finish aluminium and profiled in aluminium, and which, thanks to the use of an inert compound of powdered bamboo and plastic, looks just like real wood.”

'Play' dining table by Philippe Satck and Eugeni Quitllet

'Play' chairs and bistro table by Philippe Starck and Eugeni Quitllet

Beside all this DEDON came up with a spirited ad campaign developed in collaboration with the famous fashion photographer Bruce Weber. The beautiful images of the photo shoot have been published in a limited edition book which is available on DEDON’s website.

DEDON 'Coming Home' coffee-table book with photographies by Bruce Weber

'Coming Home' photos by Bruce Weber for DEDON

more DEDON products @ Architonic

'Coast' by Harbour Outdoor

Summer season has begun (at least on the norther half of our beautiful planet). And who could be a more fitting adress to get the right outdoor furniture than a manufacturer from sun blessed Australia. Based in Sydney and created by two brothers Harbour Outdoor has over 30 years of design and manufacture experience of high end indoor/ outdoor furniture.

‘Coast’ is one of the newest families and consists of two dining tables, club chair, carver chair, sunlounge, armchair and sofa.

'Coast' by Harbour Outdoor

'Coast' by Harbour Outdoor

'Coast' by Harbour Outdoor

'Coast' by Harbour Outdoor

more Harbour Outdoor products @ Architonic

'Desirée' by Swedese

After a long an insistant winter – at least in Middle Europe – the last month of spring finally arrived. The Swedish manufacturer Swedese presented at this year’s Stockholm Furniture Fair a re-edition of an in- and outdoor family designed in 1954 by Yngve Ekström – the well-known Swedish designer who was also the founder of Swedese by the way. ‘Desirée’ is made from white lacquered steel wire – artfully and smartly bent it gives a certain lightness and strong stability to pieces at the the same time.

'Desirée' by Swedese

'Desirée' table by Swedese

more Swedese furniture @ Architonic

'Knit Knot' by Alessandra Pasetti

'Knit Knot' by Alessandra Pasetti

‘Only for Women’ was the motto of the design competition Alessandra Pasetti won with her outdoor chair ‘Knit Knot’. The Italian manufacturer Area Declic took it into production and presented it at this year’s Salone del Mobile for the first time. “The chair’s name refers to a typically feminine activity: knitting” – let’s take this with a wink and notice the beautiful artisanry of the seating and backrest handmade from a striking gradient coloured PVC- thread.

'Knit Knot' by Alessandra Pasetti

more Area Declic products @ Architonic

'Kuboletto' by Enzo Palmisciano for Milano Bedding

From ottoman to a bed, from sofa to a chair, from bench to a deck chair – ‘Kuboletto’ is the new multi purpose upholstery the Italian manufacturer Milano Bedding presented during this year’s Salone del Mobile.

'Kuboletto' by Enzo Palmisciano

'Kuboletto' by Enzo Palmisciano

'Kuboletto' by Enzo Palmisciano

more Milano Bedding products @ Architonic