Under the summer sun

Studio Italia’s latest collection of outdoor pieces traverses harmonious meetings of texture and material, strength and lightness, and a purity of form.

Tou by Kettal, a minimalist design paying homage to the ancient art of rattan and reed wickerwork.

Designed for Kettal, Tou is a modest tribute to the ancient handcraft of rattan and reed wickerwork, an essential element in the development of both Eastern and Western cultures. The material is simple and completely natural, its internal structure making it at once innately light and strong.

Giro Collection by Vincent Van Duysen for Kettal, a stunning range of outdoor and indoor sofas and armchairs that seamlessly blend in with their surroundings.

Designed by Vincent Van Duysen for Kettal, the Giro collection encapsulates summer living with a range of sofas and armchairs that blend seamlessly into outdoor or indoor spaces, with tactility, form, and material working harmoniously together to create an alluring whole.

Eddy by Flexform, an elegant seating system designed for outdoor spaces.

Eddy is a seating system by Flexform designed for decorating terraces, decks, porches, and patios with elegance. Composed of austenitic stainless steel and hand-woven fibres, it is available in a sophisticated colour palette ranging from earth tones to Bordeaux and olive green. The visual lightness of the woven structure contrasts delightfully with the generously padded seat and cushions.


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