Flexform: The New Outdoor Collection

At the Salone del Mobile 2019, Flexform presented the new Outdoor collection, a variation of the indoor collection, featuring special materials and some iconic products by Asnago and Vender

Vulcano outdoor sofa and Ortigia chairs

As Millennials start living on their own, outdoor spaces will become increasingly important. Not only large gardens, but also balconies, terraces, small plots of land become livable spaces, outfitted and used as such.

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Peter chair and stool, by Antonio Citterio, in 316 austenitic stainless steel, with seat and backrest in polypropylene fiber or polyurethane rubber

Millennials are increasingly appreciating gardens and terraces, perhaps to counterbalance the fact that we spend much more time indoors, which is also due to the spread of remote work.

Fly Outdoor coffee tables, by Antonio Citterio for Flexform

For this reason, companies extend their production to outdoor furniture, using the same lines, shapes and colors as indoor furniture, combined with weather resistant materials.

Thomas chairs, by Antonio Citterio for Flexform, in iroko wood

Outdoor furniture: water-repellent and weather resistant materials

At the Salone del Mobile 2019, Flexform presented its first complete collection of outdoor furniture. Building on the experience gained in yacht and resort furnishings, the company has developed outdoor furnishings whose quality is as high as that of its indoor furniture.

Bangkok outdoor pouf by Flexform

The products, either designed by Antonio Citterio or reissues of Asnago and Vender’s designs (20th century Milanese architects), are characterized by a sober and timeless style and materials designed to last over time, such as marine plywood, iroko wood, 316 austenitic stainless steel, with polypropylene fibers, polyurethane rubber, water-repellent fabric coverings.

The outdoor version of the Levante table and the Moka chairs, designed by Mario Asnago and Claudio Vender in 1939

Besides its resistance to atmospheric agents, iroko wood stands out for the worn air it takes on over time, its color that takes on a particular  shade of grey, the nuance chosen by Flexform for the finishes of iroko furnishings, in addition to the natural and white lacquered variants. [Roberta Mutti]

Thomas chairs, by Antonio Citterio for Flexform, in iroko wood

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