Between artifice and nature, in a game of colors and patterns, the new outdoor furnishings are sustainable, recyclable, material and ecological. To transmit positive energy

There is an ever growing desire for nature in our homes. Filling domestic spaces with plants, flowers and shrubs is a well-established trend but one that the pandemic – and the renewed relationship with our four walls – has made even more widespread.

Even when it comes to decorations, therefore, juxtaposing or comparing what man creates and the authenticity of greenery and bestiaries is increasingly appreciated. In fabrics, on wallpapers, to animate objects and images with patterns and organic materials or that reproduce landscapes.

Our photo shoot, which contextualizes the new proposals of outdoor furniture, plays with shadows and chromatic overlaps, proposing through the styling that dualism already mentioned between nature and artifice: the photos of plants and flowers have been changed in color and each flower corresponds to the furnishings on colored backgrounds. The result is an imaginary landscape that transmits energy and positivity. Because the houses we live in the best are those designed to give us positivity every day.



Si-Si Barcode,  armchair designed by Meneghello Paolelli Associati for Scab, with a galvanized, coated steel structure; the seat and back have the same shell with vertical textured cuts. Rafael table by Paola Navone for Ethimo in pickled teak with top in lava stone glazed in emerald green.


From the top, Trampoline chair, designed by Patricia Urquiola for Cassina, with structure in stainless steel, handwoven with polypropylene and nylon cord with mélange finish, covered in entirely recyclable polyester yarn made with 100% recycled PET, exclusively developed by Reviva. Cannolè chair by Anton Cristell and Emanuel Gargano for Emu, structure in galvanized steel tubing coated in red with polyurethane rubber cushions.


Fynn chair by GamFratesi for Minotti in solid teak, entirely made by hand, with rounded and slightly curved armrest and woven cord with wicker effect in the Fango color, and padded cushion. Borea, designed by Piero Lissoni for B&B Italia is a table with base in coated steel rod and top in volcanic stone in ocean blue rectangular tiles, whose glazing is obtained with material salvaged from computer or video monitors, applied directly on the stone.



Club Net chair designed by Kettal Studio, stackable, in aluminium tubing, available in 30 colors, Bela Rope in 18 hues and Terrain Laminate fabrics in 34 variants, by KettalSipario modular divider in Terra-color recycled plastic in a matte finish, with self-watering planter; the asymmetrical wide-mesh design permits creation of various configurations and optical effects (in the photo, three overlaid modules), designed by Raffaello Galiotto for Nardi.


From the top, BM45701, folding chair designed in the 1960s by Børge Mogensen for Carl Hansen & Søn, in solid teak with seat in Sunbrella fabric, resistant to weathering. Solare cordless floor lamp with truncated conical form, in stainless steel and teak, with LED light source recharged by solar panels and dimmer, by Unopiù. Strappy, chaise longue with footrest, in coated stainless steel tubing; padded belting and cushion covered in fabric or eco-leather, designed by Kris Van Puyvelde for Royal Botania.


From top, Argo designed by ps+a Palomba Serafini Associati for Talenti, love seat with ample back joined to the armrests, in woven synthetic cord with curved wooden feet external to the structure, filled with quick dry foam. Panarea lounge chair in terracotta color, with structure in steel tubing, ample seat, high back in handwoven polypropylene cord and water-repellent cushioning, by Pedrali.


From the top, Gina cot designed by Piero Lissoni for Janus et Cie, in aluminium and handwoven greige-color synthetic cord. Picnic, a redesign of the classic folding beach chair: lighter and stronger, it has a structure in pink coated aluminium and ergonomic plastic fabric in the same color, by Diabla. Straight On, modular component in flexible and recyclable polyurethane foam, available in 27 colors, designed by Jorge Herrera for Cridea.


Ontario, sofa by Antonio Citterio for Flexform, with structure in thick iroko slats and separators in die-cast metal; the steel frame keeps the unit raised off the ground, while the back cushions have the characteristic roll cushion resting on the structure. Levante rectangular table with wide framed teak staves, available in two sizes, designed by Piero Lissoni for Roda.


Image processing Paolo Riolzi and Anna Arzuffi. All the photos in the boxes are part of the project The Glimpse by Carolina Trabattoni.