The Italian brand’s new outdoor collection focuses on the idea of outdoor spaces being an extension of the indoor living area with shapes and styles usually found in interior pieces. Co-ordinated by Rodolfo Dordoni, along with the brand’s creative department Minotti Studio, the collection includes designs by Dordoni as well as by Italian-Danish duo GamFratesi and Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan.
Teak features strongly throughout including in Sunray, a statement seating system by Dordoni, which juxtaposes a horizontal line in natural teak with a curved backrest of interwoven cord. The Outdoor collection is composed of a variety of elements including a sofa, armchair, chaise longue and daybed, which can be used alone or combined together in a variety of ways.
Marcio Kogan’s love of Japanese culture can be seen in his Daiki Outdoor armchairs that re-interpret the American Mid-Century look. Also made of teak, the armchairs have been created using sophisticated wood crafting techniques, the curved shell comprising two elements joined at a 45° angle for a deep seat with a sloping backrest. It is available with and without armrests, and footstool.
A more Scandinavian look can be found in the Flynn chairs by GamFratesi. Again, the feel is closer to that of an interior piece, the chairs’ signature element being the elongated and slightly curved armrest that’s hand-made and smooth to touch.
The new outdoor collection comes with coffee tables, benches, ottomans as well as dining tables and chairs, and in a wide choice of fabrics that are soft to the touch while at the same time being resistant to light and weather.