Outdoor Weather

Little by little, the temperatures are getting milder and the dream of balmy summer evenings and relaxing vacation days is within reach. For the right outdoor equipment we have put together a refreshing selection from our Novelties Stage.

A hanging chair whose shape and structure invite you to sit and relax: Stephen Burks has designed "Kida" for Dedon, which convinces with cradle-like, organic form. For the first time, the soft Dedon fiber "touch" was not woven around the structure, but wrapped. Meanwhile, the cushion covers the entire seat, providing relaxed comfort. In addition to neutral color variants, "glow touch" is also available in a multicolored version, which shows off the playful joy that the furniture conveys particularly well.

"Trampoline" by Patricia Urquiola for Cassina becomes a collection and thus, in addition to the Love Bed, now also offers an armchair, a two-seater sofa and three comfortable modules that can be combined with each other. A polypropylene and nylon mesh in two melange shades runs through the backs of the seating furniture. The materials used for the collection are recycled and recyclable, be it the seat made of fiberglass and polyurethane foam or the Futura fabric, developed by Reviva for Cassina, made of recycled PET and dyed with non-toxic dyes.

"Aplo" is the name of Tristan Lohner's new mobile luminaire for Fermob, which is a real all-rounder: In the form of a light bulb and with accessories such as a wall bracket or a strap, it offers the right solution for every lighting task in the garden: whether as a pendant light that dangles loosely from a branch or as a table lamp that accompanies dinner in the evening hours
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Benedini Associati has designed "Open Air", an outdoor shower for agape that is both elegant and robust: the base is a round pedestal made of Cementoskin, a mixture of cement and resin that is resistant to dirt, temperature changes and chemicals. From this base, a flexible hose made of black anodized aluminum stretches upwards along a rod, which ends in the narrow shower head. The water supply is provided by a quick connector for the garden.

"Adell" by Lievore + Altherr Désile Park for Arper offers a generous seat with an organic shape that can be integrated into a variety of contexts. The seat shell and cover fabric are made primarily of recycled polypropylene. The design is also a nod to sustainability, as the upholstery fabric is crisscrossed with more than 500 fine lines reminiscent of the annual rings of tree trunks and the pattern on the surface of seashells. For the frame you can choose between versions in wood and metal.

Three new products complement the "Linear Steel" series by Thomas Bentzen for Muuto: Armchair, Side chair and Café table bring a soft Scandinavian aesthetic to outdoor spaces with elegantly curved lines. Curved, powder-coated tubular steel provides flowing lines and serves as the base for the backrest and seat. The choice of colors black, white gray, dark green and dark orange leave plenty of scope for individual accents.

"Arp" is the name of the new outdoor furniture collection by Borja Garcia and Laura Ros for Diabla. The lightweight structure made of powder-coated aluminum and generous, removable upholstery offers a comfortable and attractive design, even for small areas, as in the form of the armchair or two-seater sofa. The choice of colors for frame and covers ranges from pink to mustard yellow to Capri blue, leaving a variety of options to make "Arp" an extraordinary statement.

Huiso Jo has designed "Hook", a prototype lamp in fresh light blue and with orange cable, which allows flexible positioning of the lamp along a rail. For this purpose, the lamp is equipped with a large hook that is simply placed in the desired position. Depending on the needs, "Hook" can be expanded modularly.

"Liz" by Ludovica + Roberto Palomba for Expormim invites you to sit with a homely design: With gently rounded backrest and wide seat cushions, the armchair supports the body and offers plenty of comfort. The continuous textile covering can be individually selected from the range - as in a calm sand tone, which also visually contributes to relaxation.

Acapulco Design is collaborating with industrial designer Olivia Herms this spring to introduce a Ring Table, the first dining table in the range. Manufactured in a Bavarian factory, a filigree metal frame with butterfly-shaped struts forms the base of the round table. The central ring in the frame creates a connection between the table legs and plate and is a repeating geometric element. Colors and materials are based on the design of the Acapulco Chair and offer a choice of four tone-on-tone finishes, as a walnut veneer as well as with a terrazzo top.

With "Barani" by Moooi are numerous options to equip the outdoor area with elegant outdoor furniture made of metal, from dining chairs to bistro tables. Valerio Sommella has designed the collection, focusing on curved lines that bring a touch of nostalgia to the summer.

FAST presents for the first time an outdoor carpet collection: "Onda". Made of polypropylene, this is washable, weather resistant and mildew resistant. "Arizona", "Rock" and "Sunset" are the names of the three color variations to choose from, each giving the rectangular shape of "Onda" its own unique character.

Nendo has devised the sustainable multi-purpose chair N02™ Recycle for Fritz Hansen, which is made from recycled plastic household waste and has been awarded the EU Ecolabel. Now N02™ Recycle is also available in new bar counter heights and can be stacked. The seat shell and frame can be selected in six shades, from dark blue to gray.

Erik Mantz-Hansen calls his compact, modular street food kitchen "Guerilla Kitchen". The modules can be combined in any way in a small space. Mobile and multifunctional, the kitchen unit is thus suitable both for the home terrace and for any other outdoor location.

Lightness in material and form: With the "Panarea" collection, CMP Design have devised an elegant net for Pedrali, composed of many small triangles that stretch over the wide backrest of the armchairs and continue as the sheathing of the armrests. The polypropylene cord in shades such as sand, terracotta, blue and gray is 100 percent recyclable, color-fast and easy to clean.

Pierre Charpin's mobile lamp "PC" for HAY is now available in color combinations in addition to the monochrome versions, such as with a dark green base, white shade and mustard yellow finish. The waterproof, cordless outdoor light is controlled by a concealed push button and offers a battery life of up to 10 hours.

Tuuci now offers the outdoor furniture "Equinox Cabana" with an automated slat roof: Thanks to a sensor, the system of modularly deployable aluminum slats and stainless steel components adapts to the respective weather conditions and thus offers maximum protection from sun and rain. The lamella roof can also be operated manually via a touchpad if required.

The "Bonbori" lighting collection by Fumie Shibata for Brokis is now also available in an outdoor version. Inspired by traditional Japanese lanterns, the LED light falls gently through the diffuser as well as the hand-blown tinted glass. The pleasant atmosphere provided by the luminaires can also be enjoyed outdoors thanks to the weather-resistant powder coating.

For Gloster's "Mistral" collection, Henrik Pedersen combines teak with a lightweight weave of water-repellent fibers to create a pleasantly airy as well as protective backrest. Gloster's typically neutral color palette and fine details, as well as the sturdy upholstery fabric, allow for a variety of uses, from the hospitality industry to the home garden.

Sebastian Herkner brings the colors of the coastal metropolis Cartagena de Indias into the world with "Cartagenas" lounge and dining chair for ames: cords of recycled PVC wrap around the clear tubular steel frame and glow in rich tones such as coral and violet, pastel blue and olive green. Different colors can be chosen for the seat and backrest, a contrast that catches everyone's eye.

"Ansel" is the name of Antonio Citterio's new sofa collection for Flexform, which brings rustic charm to the outdoors: slats of iroko wood clad the slender stainless steel structure. Meanwhile, elastic webbing and generous seat cushions ensure comfort. There is a choice of two possible seat depths and a two- or three-seater version. A wide range of colors is also available for the finish of the powder-coated frame.

nanimarquina presents "Tres Black outdoor" and "Tres Salvia outdoor", two rug designs by Elisa Padrón and Nani Marquina that are a perfect base for extended picnics or elegant outdoor furniture. Made from 100 percent recycled PET fiber, they offer a soft feel and are completely weather resistant.

Piero Lissoni has designed an outdoor collection for B&B Italia that leaves nothing to be desired, from sofa to table. The structure of the flowing design is characterized by tubes made of aluminum and steel, without visible seams and ending in slightly flared feet. While the upholstery made from recycled PET bottles is meant to be sustainable, the nautical-style covers bring the charm of high-end retro to contemporary terraces.

The sun lounger "Miramar" Francesco Rota has designed for Paola Lenti can be comfortably adjusted to four positions in addition to the resting position. With a structure made of stainless steel with a matte finish and two rear wheels, the lounger is very sturdy and can be flexibly moved in position. The design with a sequence of individual cushions, whose fabric can be selected in different colors, provides a pleasantly airy relaxation on hot summer days. (am)

Neri&Hu have designed for Stellar Works the "Ming Aluminum Chair", which with a sweeping shape of aluminum becomes a functional piece of jewelry. The "Ming" series for outdoor use also includes two tables in different sizes. The complete collection is available in black, gray and white.

With the "Frame Kitchen Outdoor" Fantin presents the first product line for outdoor use. Salvatore Indriolo has equipped the stainless steel line "Kitchen Workstation" with a cathodic dip coating for outdoor use. The minimalist kitchen range comprises two or three modules in widths of 128 or 188 cm and is available with a satin-finish steel cover. On request, the northern Italian metal specialist integrates a gas grill plate made of stainless steel, which, thanks to the high-quality finish, allows smoke-free preparation and convenient handling.