Ludovica+Roberto Palomba design an outdoor collection inspired by the novel 'My Africa' by Karen Blixen

Karen by Talenti is a project whose protagonists are aesthetics and craftsmanship expressed through the encounter between different cultures and a love of nature, particularly Africa, a land where t breath of the landscape is immense, which has always been loved by the creative Ludovica+Roberto Palomba authors of the design.

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Homage to Africa

Karen is not an ethnic object, but an expression of craftsmanship and aesthetics that the designers wanted to exalt in the project, a personal interpretation of Africa, the most poetic one, a meeting point of multiple inspirations: "when you can grasp the rhythm of Africa, you realise that it is identical in all its music", wrote Karen Blixen in "My Africa. And Karen, the name of the Talenti collection, is precisely a tribute to the author of the novel.

Strength and beauty

"Together with Talenti, we wanted to concentrate in Karen the strength and beauty of this land by focusing on the intertwined details of the two rings that become armrests," explain the designers. In fact, the armrests and the seat of the collection end in curved lines that give it the appearance of a sofa/throne with enveloping shapes that give the upholstered piece the look of a refuge, a cocoon of protection.

Ample comfort

A wooden base contrasts with the backrest where threads of fabric are woven and stretched over the structure; the cushions add comfort to the seat and wide backrest. The characteristics of the materials and finishes used make Talenti's collection particularly resistant to sun, water and wear.

Outdoor protagonist

Karen was created by Talenti to be the protagonist of outdoor settings, but also to dialogue with other furnishing elements in the collection: sofa armchairs, coffee table, dining table and chairs.