Inspired by “new poetics that come from new technologies,” Spanish architect/designer Patricia Urquiola has brought her trademark originality to Kettal with a new outdoor collection, Plumon. Winner of the AD Architecture 2008 Designer Award and the designer behind some of Kettal’s most iconic pieces, including the Maia Collection, Urquiola is meticulous when it comes to finding and using innovative materials and processes, “working on technologically developed materials using craft techniques, or using an industrial process on a material from the past.” Her provocative ideas have won her and Kettal legions of fans around the world.
Elegant and inviting, the Plumon dining chair and three-seater sofa are based on the concept of clothing. The idea of “dressing and undressing furniture” is reflected in a tailored and padded dress that is wrapped around the light frame. This ribbed padding, characterized by stitching, is both an aesthetic statement and ensures plush comfort, with the dress generously embracing the armrests and outside of the backrest. Simple yet stylish, the snug fit on the rigid teak structure gives the whole a look of comfortable, classic tailoring that is ideal for an outdoor collection. Best of all, the pieces are available in a range of fashionable colors and fabrics, including weather-resistant finishes and cozy boucle.