Craftsmanship, knowledge of materials and a love of detail are the key words at Garpa in the North German town of Escheburg. Heinz Holert founded the company in 1979 and was the first manufacturer in Germany to introduce high-quality teak furniture for outdoor use. "Cavo" by Gabriele Buratti shows how homely these can be: the generous cushions in light and dark grey of the sofa and armchair remain cosy even on long summer evenings. A weatherproof cord is stretched in fine lines around the back and armrests in matching colours and not only has a Mediterranean effect, but also offers a pleasant textile feel for those sitting on it. The turned teak frame, with brushed stainless steel plaques forming a gleaming finish, is a true delight to the touch. At Garpa, the fine details are not just decoration, but a trademark. The "Cavo" collection also includes a flexible side table with a stainless steel base on the side and a teak tabletop like a lounger that offers five positions to lean against. There is also a coffee table in two sizes and a bench. These have a small gap between the top and the frame so that they appear light and airy despite their stability.