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
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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]