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Guaymas by Christian Vivanco

Christian Vivanco designs patio furniture with simple silhouettes

Tubular legs and armrests define this colourful collection of metallic outdoor furniture created by Mexican designer Christian Vivanco.

Designed for furniture brand Los Patrones, Vivanco's collection comprises two lounge chairs, an armchair and a table made from nickel-plated steel.

Each of the four pieces are designed with looping legs and arms, rest low to the ground, and are powder-coated in either green or pink paint.

Guaymas by Christian Vivanco

"The simplicity of the forms is enriched through gestures such as the cantilever structure, spacious and generous," said Vivanco.

"Its low and relaxed proportions invite you to rest and take things easy."

Guaymas by Christian Vivanco

Called Guaymas, after the coastal Mexican town located on the Sea of Cortez, it forms part of a growing trend for outdoor furniture, which have included collections by brands such as Nanimarquina, Muuto and Carl Hansen & Son.

Guaymas by Christian Vivanco

Vivanco said the aesthetic of the series was kickstarted with the design of the armchair, held up by one looped tube of metal.

"Gradually the armchair inspired the rest of the pieces, which inherit the strokes, proportions and roundness to form an integrated and complete collection," the designer added.

Guaymas by Christian Vivanco

Rounded metal also forms the supporting legs of the matching circular table, which similarly rests close to the ground.

The seat of the green armchair cantilevers over the ground, supported laterally by its metal frame, while a blush-coloured version features a sun shade that wraps overhead.

Guaymas by Christian Vivanco

Each piece is upholstered with a net-like, waterproof synthetic fabric that can withstand the outdoors.

Vivanco has designed other homeware products that include a house shaped shelving unit for storing little objects and pendant lighting influenced by the form of seaweed.

He debuted Guaymas during the Diseño event at this year's Design Week Mexico, where studios displayed their work inside shipping containers in Mexico City's Polanco neighbourhood. Studios Davidpompa and Bandido also launched collections at the pop-up.

Architect Gerardo Broissin has also built a concrete puzzle-like pavilion for the event, which runs from 3 to 27 October.