With UK weather finally looking on the advantages, now’s time for you to give your garden a revamp with new outdoor furniture sale by Serralunga as well as Olympic roster of design talent, writes Guy Bird.
Vas-One vases by Luisa Bocchietto for Serralunga
Although you do not recognize its name chances are you’ll well have already encounter several of Serralunga’s incredible furniture products that give upmarket gardens and open spaces a sophistication normally restricted to interiors.
Flow by Zaha Hadid for Serralunga
The Italian manufacturer now in concert with world-renowned designers and architects including Philippe Starck, Ron Arad and Zaha Hadid – at least 18 behind the London 2012 Olympics Aquatic Centre – for making elegant and delicate outdoor furniture between its signature giant plant pots to slick lighting and pool loungers.
Serralunga is nearly 200 millennium old. Originally a household tannery business processing leather for industrial uses, it began using plastic in 1950. Inside the 1980s it started by using a clever rotational moulding technique that allowed the output of large hollow objects.
This granted its huge signature planters – sometimes now internally lit for really drama – and accomplishing this transformed a conventional product in a much more hardwearing, lightweight and most especially beautiful one. The high-quality and weather-resistant nature of Serralunga’s designs mean they could be permanently placed outdoors with minimal maintenance.
The call with world-famous designers is usually a modern development pushed for by its current leader Marco Serralunga, who sought “to remodel a purely functional object just like a pot into an extraordinarily decorative furnishing item”. A thoughtful type, his mission statement is copied by logical philosophy to make calm spaces in the more often than not hectic world.
Table tennis Pang chairs by Paolo Rizzatto for Serralunga
“I imagine spaces through which my objects give a sense of peace and beauty within a natural environment,” he tells. “This is the dream that guides my daily work: a fluid boundary between indoors and outdoors the location where the outside becomes intimate plus the inside bright and sunny, mixing things up to produce the unexpected. Emotionally.”
The final results are spectacular, on the sculptural type of Flow – a flowerpot like few other by Zaha Hadid – to the Pop Art style and colour of merely one of Serralunga’s latest products such as the Table tennis Pang chair range by Paolo Rizzatto (which, as you were wondering, gains its name from three characters in Puccini’s opera Turandot). Cost-wise Serralunga’s bigger goods are investment pieces though the Table tennis Pang chairs are definitely more affordable at 215 Euro each.
In any event ., a garden or outdoor space are going to be transformed.
Guy Bird is a freelance writer and editor specialising in cars and design for the likes of CAR magazine, Wallpaper* and Car Design News. He attends the entire world’s auto shows from Paris to Tokyo interviewing the globe’s finest car designers possesses road-tested the majority vehicles accessible in the british isles during 18 years.