Outdoor furniture: decorative braiding

Outdoor furniture: decorative braiding

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Furniture and objects are now available in decorative braiding in a wide range of materials. After rattan and natural fibers, more unexpected materials such as polystyrene, metal or steel bend in curved lines at the desires of designers. The effect is immediate: furniture that airs, airs ...

We knew rattan or wicker that were braided in our armchairs, shelves and coffee tables with great success in the 50s. They are coming back in force today with the eco-friendly trend in a sober and natural style. On the ground, seagrass, coconut fibers or sisal (plant native to Mexico) are all plant materials woven today in carpets, rugs and various coverings. Just as decorative, the braided resin is found in both indoor and outdoor furniture. Requiring no maintenance and in sober tones, it is suitable for various styles of decoration.

More design, aluminum is woven and transformed into a table, a fruit basket or a pendant light. Imagined by the Campana Brothers, the Nuvem basket for Alessi is a braiding of anodized aluminum, like a hodgepodge of spaghetti. Even steel and metal, although compact and hardly malleable materials, comply with the designers' requirements. They work and lacquer themselves to reinvent chairs, magazine racks or baskets. Of course, the designers offer more innovative objects than the others. Reconnecting with the furniture of the 50s, Patricia Urquiola created Scoubidou, an armchair in red and green plastic braiding that revisits the genre. Cushions, coffee table (in braided wire at Forestier) or armchair (like the Corallo armchair by the Campana Brothers), the shapes are stunning and sculptural!