Outdoor furniture is becoming more important for domestic and contract environments: our design selection (from the Salone del Mobile.Milano 2018) includes emerging outdoor brands



Outdoor furniture for relaxation and tanning! Kartell entrusted Philippe Starck to create a swimming pool line appropriately called Sun Tan Collection (photo 1). The designer reinterpreted the traditional style of the genre, even in the stripes, adding colors and lightness. These items are stackable, extremely resistant and functional: Art Director, director’s chair, Baywatch, lifeguard seat with footrest, Nap Angel, comfortable sunlounger with integrated coffee table.

A sunlounger with essential lines and adjustable back is Ponente (photo 2). Designed by Martinelli Venezia Studio for Slide, inspired by bridges, it challenges polyethylene furniture with its thin thickness. For a great relaxation there is even a single or double daybed with canopy, with aluminum frame, Oasi 7 (photo 3) by Greenwood.


For gardens, porches and terraces, there is the trendy rocking chair Knit (photo 9), designed by Patrick Norguet for Ethimo, in wood with woven synthetic rope. Other new metal products are Piuma (photo 10) by Riflessi, designed by RiflessiLab, with metal rods and optional memory cushion, and the stackable Summer chair (photo 11) by Scab Design, which features armrests and is available for tables of different heights. The trio of chaise-longues in three different widths Ventiquattrore.h24 (photo 12), designed by Alberto Basaglia Natalia Rota Nodari for Diemmebi, brand renowned for its furnishings for community spaces, stands alone. [Text Lucia Bocchi]


Design lands on the sand with the new brand Diabla by Gandiablasco that interprets Spanish outdoor lifestyle resting on decades of design experience, which has launched chairs, tables, armchairs, lounge chairs, a small couch and a sinuous chaise-longue made from one piece: 356(photo 7), 100% recyclable polyethylene. Made in Italy brand Pedrali launches Island (photo 8), the line of unconventional seats suitable also for waiting and relaxation areas of spas and thermal baths.


It is possible to create authentic open-air living ‘rooms’ with upholstered sofas unthinkable until a few years ago – of course using materials and coatings resistant to external agents, such as UV rays. This is the case of Lusit Lounge (photo 4) by Royal Botania, designed by Kris Van Puyvelde & Frank Boschman, modular corner sofa (with small table), with a wide woven structure. Or also of the extra-light Loom Outdoor (photo 5), designed by David Lopez Quincoces for Potocco, sofa for garden or porch with rope inserts, standing on thin metal legs. But also of the stackable sofa / bench Net (photo 6) by Nardi, in fiberglass polypropylene, invisible metal reinforcement and optional cushion, a perfect solution for contract settings.