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| Designbest editorial staff


t’s summertime and the joy of spending long days comfortably sitting in the garden or on the terrace is a natural consequence of a winter and spring spent in lockdown.

This is also true for those who love to spend time with friends in the many bars overlooking the many historical piazzas in Italy, as well as at the seaside and or in the valleys of its magnificent mountains. The desire to relax and escape gets put into furniture collections made for the outdoors, ones where functionality meets beauty and comfort. Pedrali is a tangible example of this. In 2020 it is offering a series of proposals that play with weaves, colors, lightness and relaxation. It becomes an interpreter of elegant home design where everyday life gets dressed in style.

Pedrali obviously gives priority to wellness in its constant search for a balance between functionality, practicality and aesthetics. Not only do planning, design and technical innovation matter, but also the high-quality materials that guarantee durability, easy-cleaning and a long life. All of this goes without forgetting its green commitment, which today is more crucial than in ever for design that knows the value and extent of “our” ecological footprint on the planet. The research and use of natural and recycled materials are answers to this issue. This goes along with more timely attention given to a cosmopolitan aesthetic language that is capable of calling back to the history and traditions of Italy’s unmatchable artisanal heritage.

We can see this, for example, in the Panarea collection designed by CMP Design. It is a tribute to one of the best Italian summer locations. It gets embodied through the lightness of the weaves, a sophisticated color palette, and soft and ample lines that almost remind one of feminine Mediterranean beauty.

And sensuality also comes to mind when observing the Remind chair, which has been added to the collection of the Catalan designer Eugeni Quitllet. It is inspired by wooden chairs from the second half of the 19th century, giving them a joyous contemporary synthesis. It is functional and versatile with compact dimensions and made from completely recycled polypropylene. It is the perfect chair for living a double life: outdoors and indoors.

A respectable outdoor space cannot go without a sofa and a lounge armchair. And even in such a case, beauty always remains connected to the size and softness of its forms. We are speaking of the Reva Twist collection designed by Patrick Jouin. It has “Latin” lines that are sure to make one relax.

The poolside needs stars as well. Pedrali is proposing the essential Rail sun lounger, which is characterized by simple and modern lines with a textilene seat and backrest…and not only. What else can be said about the dry-feel foam upholstered cushion in water-repellent UV-resistant fabric? It is technology that gets transformed into avant-garde design.

The classic Tribeca seating collection by Pedrali designed by CMP Design gets updated with a use of new materials: a solid tube structure joined to a vertically-woven plastic material that is remarkably durable, easy to clean and colorful.

The Nolita seating collection is also extremely colorful (design CMP Design), while the Soul Outdoor armchair, designed by Eugeni Quitllet, is an homage to nautical design. By observing it, one can notice a pleasurable contrast between the curved aluminum and the teak of the seating.

Browse the gallery and discover the Pedrali Outdoor collection

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