butterfly gets its name from the "butterfly" shape created by the outer corner that joins the armrest and the backrest. it is a modular seating system that responds effectively to the needs of modularity and comfort, suitable for free and informal usage. its modular structure is shaped around an ottoman, which is the base piece, and which, when integrated with the backrest and/or the armrest, becomes a central or terminal element, either left or right.
a family of seating featuring an interlacing of polyethylene fibre ribbon in white or bronze. there are many typologies: circular and linear sofas, armchairs, chairs, chaise longue and service elements that have exclusive fabric covers. all these very comfortable seating have frames in aluminium with weather resistant polyester powder painting. they are available in the colours white or bronze, with interlacing in polyethylene fibre in the same colour as the frames.
all these very comfortable seating have frames in aluminium with weather resistant polyester powder painting. they are available in the colours white or bronze, with interlacing in polyethylene fibre in the same colour as the frames. the circular seat can also be fitted with a light foldable canopy that reduces the passage of sunlight by up to 92%. the seat can also have a swivel base that rotates 360°.
canasta ’13 is given a tortora melange makeover with the new polyethylene fibre, creating an interlacing that evokes the crinoline collection.
canasta’13 by patricia urquiola is given a tortora melange makeover with the new polyethylene fibre, creating an interlacing that evokes the designer’s crinoline collection. the sofas, armchairs and small armchairs all feature new fabrics and are accompanied by small tables that harmonise with the new colours.
the charles sofa system, a long-time bestseller for the company, is being introduced in an outdoor version: charles outdoor. characteristics that made it a classic of pure contemporary taste have been left unchanged. the system will have the same slim frame, flexibility and signature design of the inverted “l” shape aluminium foot. the piece is lightweight thanks to its slim aluminium frame and has an external surface created by open interlacing brown polypropylene ribbon.
armchair, sofa, a chair, offer a technological blend of extruded and die-cast aluminium elements. the seat and back cushions ensure high comfort relaxation. the painted frames present three finishes that match the high resistance synthetic fabric interlacing that have been studied for outdoor use: white painted aluminium frame with tortora colour polypropylene fibre interlacing, tortora painted aluminium frame with tortora lacing, anthracite painted aluminium frame with anthracite lacing.
the rounded, soft and sinuous shapes of the fat-sofa seating system are the base for the new outdoor version, characterized by a brand new interlacing design. its fully padded seat is accompanied by a metal frame backrest that supports the original weave, creating a special play of fullness and emptiness. the large weave pattern, made of tortora coloured twisted polyethylene fibres, makes the design unique, respecting the designer's idea of lightness and transparency.
gio, designed by antonio citterio, is the new series with a contemporary classic accent dedicated to living in the open air. a complete range of sofas, end units, chaise longue, sunbeds, armchairs, chairs, tables and complements which have been developed from solid teak structures with a special antique grey finish, which gives the wood a particular lived-in aspect and silver-grey reflective quality. the seats are equipped with seat and back cushions which makes the gio series particularly cosy.
the result of field experimentation in the field, patricia urquiola’s work marks another visitation of the interlacing theme. interlaced backs in polyethylene fibre matched with base in corten, black or white galvanized steel with polyester powder painting produce a modular element of two different sizes. the pieces can be easaily combinated to form linear, corner, terminal elements or chaise longue. the ottoman-small table pieces can be used between seats, or to add depth to sofas.
ray outdoor fabric presents a "ribbon" interlacing made of polypropylene fibre that is resistant to both uv radiations and atmospheric agents. the colour range, which particularly blends into an outdoor setting, ranges from turquoise to blue, from acid green to tortora and bright bordeaux. seats in both collections include sofas available in two depths and modular elements, from terminal elements to the chaise longue and armchair. the sunbed is only present in the "fabric" collection.
after the success of the indoor collection, the ray seating system by antonio citterio attires itself for outdoor use with two new seating collections, "natural" and "fabric" that have in common a light extruded aluminium frame and are distinguished by various interlacings and materials. ray outdoor natural features a "rope" interlacing inspired by natural abaca and designed to perfectly merge with nature. it uses textilene that is perfectly suited for outdoor settings.