Outdoor design: the new materials presented at the Salone del Mobile 2024

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Eolie is the new sectional outdoor collection designed by Gordon Guillaumier for Roda combining sun loungers, tables and gazebos. Made of Iroko FSC, the collection develops around the succession of large wooden boards, on both the lounger and the side tables, which come in two sizes with either two or three boards. The most innovative element of Eolie is the use of iroko wood, either natural or painted different colors. 

“I hope the design has an immediate appeal and is attractive by its graphic aesthetic,” says Samuel Wilkinson of his project Fllair for Dedon. “And that it appeals even more when trying the pieces to appreciate the level of detail in the armchair and the round table.” A broad horizontal fiber weaves a contrasting stripe running through each curve. Fllair is available in different color variations, each consisting of a weave of three shades. 

The fully dismantlable and recyclable collection Nalu (meaning wave in Hawaiian) by Ludovica Serafini + Roberto Palomba from Talenti includes a sofa, armchair, sun bed, dining table and chairs. The pair of designers were inspired “by the style of the masters in the golden years of Italian design, born from the idea of a single cushion that folds up to create the seat and backrest, like a sort of wave.” The colored armrests are cast and the frame made of 100% aluminum, an environmentally friendly weather-resistant material. 

The Obi outdoor collection by Ludovica Serafini + Roberto Palomba for Expormim is enriched with a new chaise-longue and a lounger, characterized by an elastic strap that forms the backs and arms, evoking the tradition of Japanese garments. 

Nanda, designed by Gio Tirotto and produced by Unopiù, is the contemporary reinterpretation of the iconic bergère armchair. Lulù, also by Daniel Jarefeldt for Unopiù, is characterized by an elegant and timeless identity, at once playful and light, because it resembles a swing. Both are suitable for either indoor or outdoor use. 

The Petalo armchair and pouf, designed by Vincent Van Duysen, have joined the Outdoor Timeout collection from Molteni&C. The structure is made of merlot red aluminum, chosen for its features as a recyclable metal. The backrest, available in high and low versions, is a weave of polypropylene fiber ribbons; the polypropylene cords, derived from yachting, are color-fast and proof against water and the harshest weather. The two heights of the backrest offer different comfort solutions.

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