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White and coral Panarea outdoor chairs by CMP Design for Pedrali

Panarea outdoor chairs by CMP Design for Pedrali

Dezeen Showroom: CMP Design has a created series of outdoor chairs for Pedrali, which feature a traditional hand-woven backrest informed by the Mediterranean coastline.

Called Panarea, the collection includes an armchair and a lounge chair designed for al fresco dining.

"The idea behind Panarea is rooted in the Mediterranean coastline, in the colours and refreshing breeze of an outdoor dinner on a sea-facing terrace on a pleasant summer day," Pedrali said.

Grey chair with a hand woven backrest by CMP Design
Panarea is informed by the Mediterranean coastline

The chairs are constructed from a tubular steel frame and polypropylene cord, which is wrapped around the armrests and handwoven into a geometric pattern to form the backrest.

Beyond emphasising the curvature of the chair, the woven back also pays homage to Italian craftsmanship.

Lounge chairs with wide cushions by CMP Design
It also comes as a lounge chair

"A woven object always inspires a certain reverence for manual work or handmade work," CMP Design said.

"It is a kind of respect for dedication, it is a kind of charm for an archaic beauty that we can find in some handcrafts, in our landscapes, in the peaks or along coastlines or in our countryside."

Orange steel frame chair by Pedrali
Cord wraps around the steel frame

Panarea has a wide, cushioned seat covered in the same yarn as the woven backrest.

Its lightweight structure is easy to move and available in a variety of colourful finishes.

Product: Panarea
Designer: CMP Design
Brand: Pedrali
Contact: [email protected]

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The chair comes in orange
It can be finished in white
Lounge chair with orange finish
Hand woven backrest
Cushion fabrics can be combined with different finishes
Polypropylene cord provides comfort