A Passion for Color: 8 Iconic Designs by Paola Lenti
For Paola Lenti, branching out to design for outdoor living helped strengthen their brand by leading them discover their trademark talent for color. Having begun as passionate artisans creating luxury rugs, their work has become famous for its “special harmony between colors, signs, and shapes,” and years of experimenting with yarns and fabrics have led to outdoor collections that have made Paola Lenti famous in Italy and around the world. Here are 8 gorgeous examples of their artistry that are all equally at home inside or outdoors.
Frame Modular Sofa by Francesco Rota
The Frame sofa is, as its name says, all about the "frame.” The deconstructed structure of the sofa visually "frames" the seating expanse that floats within. The upholstery is available in a variety of solid colors, two-color combinations, or a mélange of colors, and the seat and back cushions are removable with removable covers for indoor or outdoor use.
Sabi Modular Sofa by Francesco Rota
The warmth of woven furniture updated in clean, midcentury lines, Sabi, is a beautiful sofa featuring a base made of sassafras wood. The hand-woven shell is available in Rope or Aquatech cord, with seat cushions upholstered in Rope T fabric. Available as a 2- or 3-seater.
Nido Chair by Patricia Urquiola and Eliana Gerotto
Generously proportioned and openly welcoming, the Nido chair features light but strong structure in stainless steel with a satin stainless steel finish base. The shell is hand woven rope cord and the set of four cushions, specifically developed for the Nido lounge chair, are available in a variety of Paolo Lenti’s famous textiles.
Otto Armchair by Francesco Rota
Soft and stylish. Otto fully incarnates the concept of conviviality and comfortability central to Made in Italy design. Entirely padded with polystyrene spheres that act as main structure too, Otto can be customized to enhance any space with a range of covers available in gorgeously sustainable outdoor fabrics.
Sciara Dining Table by Marella Ferrera
Sciara serves up true luxury style, with a top made by hand that makes each single piece unique. The structure is made of Délabré finished stainless steel, an exclusive finishing by De Castelli, while the top consists of square tiles of lava stone, cut by hand and decorated with melted glass. Each tile is selected to be combined with the others according to aesthetic criteria based on the color hues created during the melting process.
Sciara Side Table by Marella Ferrera
With their gleaming, handcrafted lava stone tops, Sciara side tables deliver maximum style and functionality. The material, the particular production process, and technique lead to different patterns on each tile, which in turn form tops, which are different from one another, even within the same batch. Irregularity is the featuring characteristics of this production process.
Ami Chair by Francesco Rota
Simple lines and a stunning array of color choices ensure that Ami is a chair that looks good anywhere. The base is stainless steel with a satin finish and the structure weave is available in a range of styles including light fabric, Rope cord, Aquatech cord, Twiggy cord, and Chain Outdoor tubular knit padded with polyester.
Nido Pouf by Patricia Urquiola and Eliana Gerotto
Designed to complement the Nido chair, the Nido pouf’s charming good looks and durability make it a stylish addition to any casual space. Made of stress resistant, expanded polyurethane treated to be water repellant, the upholstery is hand woven with Rope cord in a wide range of fashionable colors.