Cruise Alu by ps+a Palomba Serafini Associati: on the boundary between outdoor and indoor with a collection inspired by the nautical world

The line dividing indoor from outdoor is becoming ever finer, expressed in the creation of outdoor furniture with the same passion for details, style and taste that was previously the stylistic hallmark only of interiors. Proof of this is Cruise Alu by Talenti, a family of products inspired by pleasure boating and using aluminum as a material of great elegance and versatility. The collection combines braided and padded cord on a solid aluminum base and consists of modular sofas, tables, a pouf, bench, lounge armchair and dining armchair, all designed by ps+a Palomba Serafini Associati. The modular sofa, in particular, offers scope for multiple   combinations, adapting to every outdoor space. The aluminum structure of the modules, made by the die-casting technique, ensures stability and is paired with the large, comfortable seats in quick-dry foam and upholstery in weather-resistant fabric.

Special technology is used to cast the aluminum foot in a single mold giving the slender and elegant shape of the leg adequate strength and resistance to loads, at the same time becoming a distinctive feature that characterizes the collection.

At a glance

What is it?
A collection of outdoor furniture for the contract, hospitality and consumer sectors.
What is the design concept?
Inspired by pleasure boating, it makes interwoven lines one of its main features to create elegant and dynamic environments.
How it is made?
On an aluminum base with synthetic braided cords and fabric covers. A large family of products with the focus on modularity and versatility.
How is it produced and where?
The product is Made in Italy with both a manually crafted component and a mechanized one.
How is it manufactured?
It requires great attention to detail and ability to blend craftsmanship and technology.
What makes it special?
Cruise Alu boasts extreme visual elegance due to its numerous sartorial details. The great variety of modules makes for strong flexibility and endless combinations adaptable to any space.
What is it like?
Light, colorful, functional.
How does the designer describe it?
“A simple base on which woven backs notable for a special volumetric effect build an unexpected image even out of doors. A complex project to manage, using many materials, with cast extruded aluminum creating a dialogue with the textiles and weaves, despite the deconstructed and dematerialized effect combining comfort and functionality with a refined aesthetic.”