As the transition from indoors to outdoors blurs, the distinction between winter garden and garden living room is becoming increasingly fluid. New furniture for the garden, patio or balcony seems to actively seek attention while at the same time providing a retreat inside the house where the occupants can still feel in touch with nature even during the winter months – and sometimes all year round. It is exactly this trend that the Outdoor collection from French furniture producer Ligne Roset is intended to address.
The collection includes an armchair by the name of Fifty, an interpretation of the wing chair that is just as much at home inside the house as it is out of doors. Its sculptural appearance allies the understated design of a black metal structure with the artisanship of 350 metres of hand-woven black or tobacco-coloured cord. The high backrest is ideal for resting or reading. A footstool enhances the relax factor while the “ears” reinforce the general feeling of security.
The minimalistic armchair was designed by Dögg Gudmunsdottir. The young designer from Iceland studied in Milan and Copenhagen and now lives in the Danish capital. Her work is strongly influenced by natural materials, organic shapes and traditional craftsmanship. She has been working with Danish architect and designer Rikke Rutzou Arnved since 2010.
The two of them combine traditional Scandinavian design with modern technology to create products with a sustainable and timeless character. The recliner “Flag Halyard Chair”, created by Danish designer Hans Wegner in 1950, was no doubt the two designers’ inspiration for the construction of their own armchair.
Another of the products Ligne Roset has launched for its Indoor Outdoor collection is the unusual Serpentine armchair. The chair, created by young French designer Eleonore Nalet, made its debut in the D3 exhibition at the imm cologne2011. Serpentine’s distinguishing feature: quilted rolls that intertwine with the delicate metal structure to form the armrests and backrest. The seat is also padded. Thanks to the proper choice of metal and fabric, the chair is equally suitable for indoor and outdoor use.
The frame and legs of the chair are made of sandblasted steel that has been treated to resist corrosion and coated with a polyester finish to protect it against UV radiation. The 100% acrylic, water-resistant cushion covers are also UV-proof.
12. July 2012
Categories: Exhibitors, News
Tags: armchair, chair, design, Dögg Gudmunsdottir, Eleonore Nalet, Fifty, Flag Halyard Chair, Hans Wegner, Indoor Outdoor collection, Ligne Roset, Rikke Rutzou Arnved, Serpentine