I told you I’d be back with more outdoor furniture finds from ICFF, hey I can’t hardly save this until winter time. This week is is heavy metal, but moveable.
Like I said last week, metal is trending in outdoor furniture. Maybe I should rephrase this, colorful metal was all the rage in outdoor furniture. Outdoor colors were hot, baby hot. Go bold or get out of my backyard is what this metal furniture has to say.This is both recycled and recyclable metal outdoor furniture. I like how Fermob mixed the magenta, pink and orange. (Hmm, I guess this color scheme stuck; this is also the color scheme of my backyard flowers I just planted, a lightbulb moment.) Winner of the 2013 ICFF Editor’s Award for Outdoor Furniture, Marka Moderna gets high marks for their clean and simple lines in Stainless Steel, perforated sheet metal and colorful powder coat finishes. Not your Momma’s wire mesh furniture. Speaking of outdoor wire mesh… how about a club chair? These were cool and of course you gotta love the designed and handcrafted in the USA bit. But seriously what is the name, Half 13? Am I missing something everyone else knows? What does Half 13 mean? Maybe it is some esoteric arty thing. Don’t know, but the guy has some cool metal club chairs in zippy outdoor colors.
Notice any similarities in the colorful metal seating I’ve been posting on? I laid out the hint last week in the Get Wired post. Aside from metal, colorful and cool? None of them will make your butt look big because they aren’t going to leave some unsightly impression (or attach themselves to you) when you get up. Sorry, as a designer I think of these things… comfort for everyone.