Outdoor seating by Dedon

Dala outdoor seating by Stephen Burks for Dedon

Dezeen Showroom: Stephen Burks has designed Dala, a collection of outdoor seating for Dedon that is informed by travel and woven using traditional Filipino craft techniques.

The Dala family includes lounge chairs, club chairs and sofas, with a frame made from powder-coated aluminium mesh.

This is interlaced with fabric strips made from a durable, synthetic fibre, using an artisanal weaving technique that is native to the Cebu Islands of the Philippines.

Dala seating woven using Filipino craft techniques by Stephen Burks for Dedon
The woven Dala chairs have plush cushions

The proprietary material, called Fibre Touch, is weather-resistant and available in five colourways within the Dala collection.

Each colourway is named after a specific location – from Rioja and Cuba to Ubud and Ibiza – and was designed in collaboration with Italian "colour master" Giulio Ridolfo as a visual reflection of that destination.

A close-up of a woven chair designed for Dedon
Its colours are informed by places around the world

Lightweight and portable, the seating is designed for flexible outdoor placement and comes with plush, UV-resistant cushions in a selection of Dedon's own textiles.

"Pieces sit directly on the ground and are easily moved around the patio or carried down the steps to the beach," Burks explained.

The Dala collection by Stephen Burks for Dedon in an outdoor environment
The furniture is designed to be flexibly rearranged

The Dala collection also includes a series of side and coffee tables, as well as planters and lanterns, all of which are woven in the same design as the seating.

Product: Dala
Designer: Stephen Burks
Brand: Dedon
Contact: [email protected]

About Dezeen Showroom: Dezeen Showroom offers an affordable space for brands to launch new products and showcase their designers and projects to Dezeen's huge global audience. For more details email [email protected].

Dezeen Showroom is an example of partnership content on Dezeen. Find out more about partnership content here.

More images

A stack of outdoor seating by Stephen Burks