The latest collections from Kettal, Gandia Blasco, and others raise the bar for all-weather furnishings thanks to pragmatic designs and interesting materials.
BY LILY WAN
The svelte teak platform of this sofa makes the modular system seem to nearly levitate. The waterproof cushions filled with ventilating stuffing show no visible structural support, perfecting the clean design.
Designed by Alice Rosignoli, this chair is a timeless and elegant design of quartz grey lacquered steel and sturdy rose beige cord. A flexible form, the stackable chair comes with and without arms.
Designed by Mario Ruiz, this piece is a new addition to the brand's Flat collection. The thermo-lacquered aluminum base comes in white, sand, bronze, or anthracite, with 72 cushion color options.
Stephen Burks teams up with Roche Bobois to expand the 2014 Traveler collection. This new Asian edition of the armchair, similar in form to the European edition, has a seat made of polyurethane cord textured to feel like leather.
This chair is at once simple and intricate. As with the design’s original release in 2007, this year’s Pantone-ified “Rose Quartz and Serenity” reissue is inspired by the natural tension of rattan.
Designed by Jasper Morrison, the Riva collection is made completely of teak, in a traditional plank construction. The complete family includes two- and three-seater sofas, dining tables, and armchairs.
With this deep-set sofa, Dedon defines a new typology. The top is removable and creates what the brand calls a “micro-architecture” that gives a sense of enclosure while still feeling exposed and connected to the outdoors.