Extempore bench with backrest

Extempore bench with backrest
Stylepark-ID: 05.2260.10083
Categories: Garden furnishingsOutdoor seating furnitureOutdoor benches
Product description

Extempore – trendsetter and classicIf Extremis can take credit for anything, it is the enormous boost it gave to outdoor design furniture in the last decade. In the mid nineties, that market was not nearly as large as now. In its early years, Extremis had to grow step by step and Dirk Wynants had to concentrate more on the business side than on the design side of his young company, which targeted multiple foreign markets right from the start. After the launch of Gargantua in 1994, it would take Extremis four years to introduce the Extempore range, which has in the meantime become a real design classic signed Arnold Merckx.

If you take a contemporary view of Extempore, you probably wouldn't find it very innovative. In 1998 however, combining wood and aluminium was really trendsetting. Innovation was furthermore subtly present in other aspects of the range. Extempore is for instance a comprehensive and modular outdoor furniture range offering solutions for really all day-to-day functionalities such as sitting, dining, lying, relaxing, reading, etc.

Its major innovation however is invisible to the end user: With the Extempore range the production of waste material has been kept to a minimum. Each (wooden) element can be used on any product within the range. Originally the wood furthermore originated from areas managed by nature conservation organisations and nowadays Extremis still exclusively uses FSC labelled wood. Also in this regard Extremis was truly trendsetting...

Length 900 mm / 1350 mm / 1800 mm / 2250 mm / 2700 mm
Width 450 mm
Height 810 mm
Seat finish without upholstery
Height of seat 450 mm
Base finish with legs
Backrest finish without back padding
Armrest finish with armrests
Material aluminium
Colors shades of brown
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Extremis, Belgium

Arnold Merckx