The outdoor collections are complete and well-defined, boasting a structured character. They are designed for a social environment and are capable of creating increasingly comfortable atmospheres in which it becomes automatic to spend more time. They are advanced elements that can satisfy every need thanks to their use of modern technology. They feature materials that do not undergo exposure to atmospheric agents, such as quick dry foam pads that can withstand humidity and bad weather, microfiber fabrics that allow air to pass while blocking the action of the son, a mix of extruded and die-cast aluminium and outer leather with special tanning and Indian ink dye that increase light-resistance. They also boast stunning aesthetics. There is something for every taste. For the most daring and experimental there are unusual designs with a strong scenic presence that do not go unnoticed and can be combined with other pieces in an unusual way. Such as the concrete Tobi-Ishi sculpture table by Barber & Osgerby for B&B Italia, inspired by the polished stones of Japanese zen gardens, or the Gea parasol by Giorgetti, designed by Chi Wing Lo, which is shaped like a ship’s sail. For those who love technology that is immediately recognizable, the Regista chair designed by Monica Armani for Tribù features a backrest with woven latex fiber, while Moyo, produced by Chairs&More and designed by 4P1B Design Studio, is unmistakably a completely steel structure. Admirers of “classic” outdoor materials do not have to choose when it comes to the BLACK 19/21 table/stool created with a bamboo strip, even though it is held by two plastic tapes, designed by Paola Navone for Gervasoni, or with the Soho Collection by Marco Acerbis for Talenti, which alternates rope with wooden strips. And while it may be cliché to contemplate woven designs, Living Divani and Minotti present it at its best, respectively with hypoallergenic tubular cording, which is completely recyclable and eco-friendly, on Mini Tombolo, designed by Piero Lissoni/Readymade UnPizzo, and with special polypropylene yarn that recalls Halley’s traditional wicker, designed by Rodolfo Dordoni.
Lightweight and at the same time important, thanks to the union of large natural curves with a woven rope, is the Cala collection of Doshi Levien for Kettal. Linear, architectural and mediterranean is Blau, the latest proposal by Gandia Blasco designed by Fran Silvestre
Finally, the collection features outstanding padded furniture. Deauville, by Meneghello and Paolelli for Unopiù, offers various modular configurations with large, abundant cushions, and Taipei by Baxter, designed by Paola Navone, uses tanned leather that is completely water-repellent. Even by the pool.