12 New Super Design Outdoor Furnishings

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.

‘spoga+gafa’ Trade Fair in Cologne: Everything for the Garden

At the beginning of September, Cologne will house outdoor furniture and kitchens with a focus on trends, as well as plants, tools and accessories for comfort in the open air

Stand dell’azienda italiana Nardi  a Spoga + Gafa 2017

From 2 to 4 September 2018, the pavilions of Koelnmesse will house spoga+gafa, the world’s most important garden trade fair, presenting outdoor furniture, garden tools, accessories for barbeque and all you need for outdoor life. About 2,100 exhibitors from over 60 countries (84% foreign) are expected to participate in the 2018 edition, covering a surface increased by 5,000 sq m compared to 2017.

spoga+gafa covers a 121,000 sq m area and the most expansive sector is ‘Garden Living’, which offers a wide range of furniture for the garden, accessories, equipment for sports, games, camping and leisure time. At the center of Hall 10.2 there will also be an area dedicated to premium outdoor furniture.

The other important area is ‘Garden BBQ’, with its offer of grills & BBQs; here, in the Outdoor Kitchen World, the entire spectrum of outdoor kitchens will be on show, enhanced by cooking demonstrations.

Outdoor Kitchen World, Halle 8

Garden creation and care’ sarà il polmone verde di Spoga + Gafa. Oltre a macchine, attrezzi, utensili da giardino e a tutti gli accessori necessari per la realizzazione e la cura di giardini e terrazze, qui saranno esposte anche piante vere, con indicazioni per la loro cura.


Come di consueto, dove si parla di arredamento e di cucina, la presenza italiana sarà ben nutrita, con circa 70 espositori, distribuiti tra i vari settori merceologici. Di grande interesse per l’arredamento sarà anche il ‘Trendshow’, con le Isole dei trend, dove saranno esposti i prodotti più interessanti dal punto di vista delle tendenze: innovazione, ergonomia, sostenibilità dei materiali. Il Trendshow sarà riproposto anche a Imm Cologne 2019.  [Text Roberta Mutti]

Stand: Tanjaya , Halle 2.2

How to Wear a Kimono according to Fausto Puglisi

With revisited prints, featuring palm trees and sun, Fausto Puglisi’s yukata (summer kimono) inspires the game of getting dressed for different occasions

Pictures of the ‘Yukata’ kimono designed by Fausto Puglisi for Yoox

Italian designer Fausto Puglisi reinterprets the kimono exclusively for Yoox, online lifestyle and fashion store. Updated with Western details and handmade, the ‘Yukata’ is an iconic garment cut from a single cotton roll to become, with skilled clothing moves, a versatile garment to be collected and worn in different occasions.

Pictures of the ‘Yukata’ kimono designed by Fausto Puglisi for Yoox

With revisited prints for this limited edition for Yoox, featuring palm trees and sun, in ivory or pastel pink tones, with perfect geometrical cuts, the kimono and the Japanese culture, which have always been an obsession for Puglisi, have the charm of the delicate and precise elegance, sinuous on the female body, but also an object of decorative design. [Text Alexandra Alfonso]



Chef Taglienti in his Starred 'Lume'

Abbiamo incontrato lo chef Luigi Taglienti nel suo ristorante ‘Lume’ a Milano. dopo la riconferma della stella Michelin, ci racconta cosa lo ispira

Lo chef Luigi Taglienti nella cucina del suo ristorante Lume, a Milano

He started his career with great master Ezio Santin and later worked with great chefs such as Christian Willer, Christian Sinicropi and Carlo Cracco. Luigi Taglienti, chef of ‘Lume’ in Milan, in addition to the Michelin star, has also received the award for the young chef of the year for the “I Ristoranti d’Italia L’Espresso” guide and three forks for the Gambero Rosso magazine. We have met him in his restaurant.

A recipe by Taglienti: chateaubriand of Piedmontese manzetta served with Provençal tomatoes, ‘castello’ potatoes and Béarnaise sauce


What is the philosophy underlying your work?

I have been working for years on the concepts of heritage and evolution – what I call “my Italian cuisine”. It is an original and innovative model that relies on the important places of my life: first of all, Liguria, but also all the places that have characterized my personal and professional path, without a precise spatiotemporal context. I love to regain our national heritage, what have been shared and often forgotten.

Seven kinds of fish by Luigi Taglienti


Could you tell us which place are you attached to the most?

Liguria is certainly my involuntary inspiration source. When I start studying a new dish or when there are changes in the menu, it is a need that comes from the inside, not from the market or a request. Therefore, I naturally and spontaneously go back to my places, I repossess my memories and bring them into my dishes.

Luigi Taglienti in sala al ristorante Lume, una stella Michelin

How would you define your menu?

I would define it as very Italian, characterized by a personal Italianness with something modern and new. I develop the flavors that form part of our culture in a totally personal way.

[Text Cristina Provenzano – Photo Davide Piferi De Simoni]


Guinea-fowl ravioli from Taglienti’s menu inspired by Italian tradition


Chaud-Froid con il tocco di Luigi Taglienti


Pomandère, Romantic Circus-Inspired Style

Carlo Zanuso’s collection is available at the Milanese urban-chic Pomandère showroom with home accessories, online and at international pop-up stores

Circus collection by Carlo Zanuso for Pomandère, 2018

Carlo Zanuso, designer of Pomandère, the fashion brand characterized by Nordic and romantic taste, for this season has bet on a collection inspired by the world of circus, suitable for contemporary nomadic and cosmopolitan style, made of unique items with a worn look. Like dresses, caftans, soft trousers, cool shirts, long skirts, kimono robes, sashes and belts, turbans and versatile accessories for any occasion


Pomandère, showroom featuring clothes and home accessories

The showroom at via Tortona 14, Milan, houses clothes, furniture and set-ups that are always different, for a total lifestyle  able to play in a multifaceted way on modern tastes. The wardrobe is pleasant to see and to touch, rich in refined natural materials (hemp, linen, cotton, raw, crisp and crumpled yarns), geometries traced with a brush and prints done with spray technique, which acquire charm thanks to the wear-and-tear effect.

Circus collection by Carlo Zanuso for Pomandere, 2018

Each item, available online and at the new international pop-up stores, is the result of the desire to fully experience with joy the style – a little French and a little Nordic – so dear to Zanuso, of these Italian products.

Circus collection by Carlo Zanuso for Pomandere, 2018

The fashion designer has had this passion since he was a child, along with a simple idea clear in his mind: the desire to become ‘great’ without overdoing, with enthusiasm and confidence in a product that can tell itself. [Text Barbara Tassara]

The Second Zara Pop-Up Store in the World Dedicated to Online Shopping is in Milan

Zara temporary store in the center of Milan introduces innovative technologies during the renovation of the flagship store that will reopen in September 2018

Zara pop-up store, Corso Vittorio Emanuele, Milan

Zara on Corso Vittorio Emanuele in Milan has opened the second pop-up store in the world, designed to buy online in store and pick up there the purchased goods. On a 200 m2 area, a selection of the latest trends in womenswear is available for customers to be ‘tried on’ with digital 3D technologies and the assistance of a staff equipped with mobile devices, ordered in store along with the rest of the brand’s collection, bought and picked up in store.

Zara pop-up store, Corso Vittorio Emanuele, Milan, where two technological sale systems are launched

The reopening of the physical store in September 2018 will preserve the combination of cutting-edge design, new technologies for a better customer experience and physical store, with a pick-up point dedicated to e-commerce allowing customers to keep going and collecting their purchases on zara.com at their leisure.

The digital system will be equipped with an optical reader able to scan QR codes or decode the PIN code received by customers at the moment of the online purchase, and, to send the order to the warehouse within a few seconds via an expressly devised platform, making it possible to deliver the goods in 24 hours in any part of Italy thanks to an automated procedure. Both projects are by studio Elsa Urquijo Architects. [Barbara Tassara]

New Ligne Roset Showroom in Beirut

Ligne Roset inaugurates, in collaboration with Le Cercle, a store in Beirut: another step to spread the design of the elegant and cosmopolitan brand

The deep and double-height display window of the new Ligne Roset showroom in Beirut

{%CAPTION%}Refined French design brand Ligne Roset has recently inaugurated a prestigious showroom in Downtown Beirut, thanks to its collaboration with Le Cercle, a famous name in the international scene of deluxe furniture. The space is a two-storey 350 sq m showroom with full-height display window.

Ligne Roset two-storey store in the center of Lebanon's capital

The set-up of this new showroom in the Middle East has been entirely curated by Ligne Roset, alternating classic models with more contemporary products, in harmony with the atmosphere of Beirut.

Ligne Roset is an international brand both because it chooses international designers for collaborations and because of its widespread and strategic distribution network all over the world. This opening in Beirut confirms the growth and expansion of the brand.

Ligne Roset showroom in Beirut

From the natural light that floods the front of the store, we move to the more intimate atmosphere of the interior where sleeping and living areas, including the home office, are created. The lamps convey a more intimate mood that recalls that of private interiors, for a set-up that perfectly accommodates, for example, an item like the soft and enveloping Desdemone bed.

Set-up of the sleeping area on the second level of Ligne Roset Lebanese showroom

But also the Osi desk, designed by Marie Christine Dorner, with its minimal Japanese lines, proposed to Lebanese cosmopolitan upper class as well as in the rest of the world. This is the hallmark of Ligne Roset furnishings: despite differing from one another, they always meet the demands for classic/modern style as well as those for trendy design. [Text Lucia Bocchi]


Ebarrito: Handmade Patchwork Bags and Shoes

Re-thinking fashion is the motto of Ebarrito, the Italian brand that presents Instant Love, a collection of accessories made from reclaimed leather scraps

Georgina Bag by Ebarrito
Susanne by Ebarrito

Ebarrito’s Spring Summer 2018 collection reflects the philosophy that since 2009 has been animating the Castelleone-based company (near Cremona, Italy): in a 18th century farmhouse, Alessandro and Gloria La Micela, with the collaboration of the best local craftsmen, manufacture exclusively by hand trendy bags and shoes, reusing and recycling leather scraps from the Italian industry.

Bom Bon small by Ebarrito
Mrs Tamburine by Ebarrito

Instant Love highlights the passion and respect for the planet, the surrounding environment and fashion, which is lived and anticipated with original intuition, also thanks to the unmistakable mark of Antonio Accurso, the brand’s creative director since 2014.


Isabella by Ebarrito

The Patchwork technique, exceptional in itself, is made even more captivating by the personality and exclusivity of bags and shoes that, like the elephant of the brand’s logo, show the power of creativity. [Text Giulia Bruno]

Lady Brandon Bag by Ebarrito



Eleonore Cavalli in the General Council of FLA

Art director of Visionnaire, Eleonore Cavalli, in addition to her position in the Board of Directors of Assarredo, now also holds a role in the General Council of Federlegnoarredo

Eleonore Cavalli di Visionnaire

Eleonore Cavalli, art director of the luxury brand Visionnaire (www.visionnaire-home.com/it) since 2013, joined the General Council of FLA - Federlegnoarredo (www.federlegnoarredo.it) during the general meeting of May 16th, 2018 in Pesaro. Eleonore Cavalli has been a member of the Board of Directors of Assarredo since last year.

Eleonore Cavalli commented her new role: “First of all I would like to thank the President of Federlegnoarredo, Emanuele Orsini, the President of Assarredo, Claudio Feltrin and the President of the Salone del Mobile, Claudio Luti for the trust they have placed in me, and of course FLA Associates, who have chosen me to bring, effectively and in their representation, my contribution to the many activities of the Council. I will divide my energy and skills equally between the Board of Directors and the National Council, in order to support the many companies of our rich national territory.”

Particolare dello stand di Visionnaire al Salone del Mobile di Milano 2018

Along with her, other famous figures very active in the world of Italian Wood & Furniture were appointed: Barbara Minetto, Massimilamo Messina, Massimo Stella, Giovanni Gervasoni and Alberto Conficconi for the Furniture sector, Claudio Giust, Francesco Spigolon, Pietro Bellotti and Andrea Negri for the Wood industry.

With her father Luigi and her brother Leopold, co-founders of Visionnaire in 2005 (now also its shareholders with the Belgian fund Ergon), Eleonore Cavalli contributed to the success of IPE, which is about to celebrate its 60th anniversary at the top tier of the global luxury living industry.

Eleonore Cavalli has a cosmopolitan attitude, is a lover of contemporary art and cinema, and combines creativity with a pragmatic and analytical approach to the market, particularly in the segment of high-end furniture in the world. [LB]

Chandelier della collezione Arika di Visionnaire

‘Open Box’ Office in Bangkok

Party / space / design -p /s /d’s new office-non-office is a fluid environment, designed by the Bangkok-based studio

party / space / design - p / s / d cross-disciplinary design consultancy designed the interiors of their fourth office in Bangkok.

La nuova sede a Bangkok di p / s / d

Originally divided into three rooms spread on two floors, the space has been redesigned, making it a dynamic and fluid open-plan space.

In the communal space, the workstation, furnished with desks and shelves, is seamlessly connected to the café area; here a long wooden table and an imposing yet lightweight modular shelving solution personalize the environment along with many small details, such as the balloon-like lamps that gently light up the space that features also wooden furniture, parquet and white tiles on a wall as well as a big world map.

Positioned in the middle of the open-plan space, the café area was obtained by removing the upper floor in order to get a 5-meter-high white-painted ceiling that gives the environment a sense of visual freedom.

This communal area is meant to be a welcoming place for clients and visitors, as well as a relaxing zone for p / s / d team.

Postazioni di lavoro e zona café

An office-non-office that is more of a home where it is possible to inspire people and get inspired: this is the young Thai brand’s philosophy that is reflected also in their main creative headquarters. [Text Annamaria Maffina]

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