Salone preview: Poltrona Frau offers out of doors home furniture


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By Léa Teuscher and Rosa Bertoli

Poltrona Frau unveils outdoor household furniture for ‘boundless living’

New Poltrona Frau out of doors home furniture assortment – by Roberto Lazzeroni, Ludovica and Roberto Palomba, and Kensaku Oshiro – explores a refreshing method to the home 

‘Homes have come to be our lives: conventional boundaries in between non-public and community, indoor and outside have turn into fewer and less defined,’ claims Poltrona Frau CEO Nicola Coropulis, as the Italian household furniture firm unveils its inaugural outdoor collection at Salone del Cellular 2021, with furniture and lighting by Roberto Lazzeroni, Ludovica and Roberto Palomba (two design studios that have contributed to the company’s identity around the past 10 yrs) and new collaborator, Japanese designer Kensaku Oshiro. Titled ‘Boundless Living’, the assortment explores how the domestic setting advanced all through the pandemic. 

Poltrona Frau out of doors home furnishings by Roberto Lazzeroni, and Ludovica and Roberto Palomba

‘Secret Garden’ table by Roberto Lazzeroni

The two outdoor furniture collections by Roberto Lazzeroni and Ludovica and Roberto Palomba build the foundation for the ‘Boundless Living’ thought. ‘Poltrona Frau provides a variety of luxury that simply cannot be limited in any way,’ says Coropulis. ‘Hence our interpretation of Boundless Dwelling, which is not just about functional, borderless dwelling, but about deciphering area in a personal way.’

Amongst the collection’s centrepieces is Lazzeroni’s ceramic-topped dining desk, portion of his ‘Secret Garden’ selection, which expands on the themes of dining and leisure. The table’s teak framework is enriched by the white and blue graphic motifs of the ceramic top, whose style and design nods to the Mediterranean.

‘Solaria’ couch, by Ludovica and Roberto Palomba

Ludovica and Roberto Palomba made the ‘Solaria’ collection, a couch program characterised by a stainless metal body and exclusive woven again. Like all of Poltrona Frau’s items, the seats are described by the sobriety of their kinds and top quality of craftsmanship to convey a feeling of harmony. Comfort can take centre phase, with effectively-considered proportions and add-ons that encourage personalisation. 

Out of doors lanterns by Kensaku Oshiro

‘Sparkler’ by Kensaku Oshiro. The lamps occur with LED spotlights powered by a lithium battery that can be recharged by using USB cables, and a very long, flat cable with an computerized basic safety catch at the conclude that allows the lantern to be hung from either the ceiling, or the beam of a backyard garden pergola. Another selection is to cling it from a 130cm superior arch, which transforms the flooring lamp into a curved luminaire.

The Milan-dependent Japanese designer Kensaku Oshiro has created a relatives of portable and rechargeable lanterns. The eye-catching designs, referred to as ‘Sparkler’, come in all styles and dimensions (including desk, ground and standing versions), all with a useful horseshoe-shaped tackle. ‘We invited Kensaku to create a solution for us that could break boundaries among outdoor and indoor, and would be portable, sophisticated and tasteful,’ says Coropulis. ‘Lighting often helps make the big difference in generating the ideal atmosphere.’ 

Oshiro’s layout takes its cues both of those from the regular amphoras and wineskins of his adoptive nation, in which they however adorn lots of gardens, but also from the organic modernism and conventional rice paper lamps of his household place. More specifically, Oshiro observed inspiration in a individual childhood memory: ‘In Japan, there is a custom made of gathering outdoors on summer months evenings and enjoying fireworks jointly,’ he describes. ‘When I was a boy or girl, I recall observing, enchanted, the magic of senkō hanabi, or sparklers, which are modest fireworks that you keep in your hand and which, when burned, produce an incandescent ball that spreads fragile sparks all about. As intriguing as it is transient, it provides back again memories of time invested with buddies and household.’

They may be inspired by the Considerably East, but relatively than bamboo or rattan, the lanterns are manufactured applying taupe polypropylene cords, which are hand-woven and installed on an aluminium frame powder-coated in Basalt paint. They are mild enough to be very easily transportable, as nicely as weatherproof and statuesque enough to change the easiest of outside areas. Their outcome is obvious the two through daytime and evening-time: illuminated by the sunshine, they generate ever-shifting chiaroscuro consequences when in the evenings, they surround the outdoor space with a warm, personal mild that casts hypnotic shadows on the ground. §