98.6°F outdoor collection by Neri&Hu for De La Espada

98.6°F outdoor collection by Neri&Hu for De La Espada

Dezeen Showroom: Portuguese brand De La Espada has released a collection of outdoor furniture, 98.6°F, designed by Neri&Hu to be long-lasting and deceptively simple.

The all-wood 98.6°F collection is named after the "normal" human body temperature.

The collection features a dining table, dining chair, bench, lounge chair, coffee table and side table that De La Espada, which normally focuses on indoor furniture, describes as modest and versatile while also revealing "tectonic sophistication" up close.

98.6°F outdoor collection by Neri&Hu for De La Espada
The 98.6°F outdoor collection features wooden chairs and tables

All of the pieces are made from Croatian white oak, chosen because its high tannin content protects the wood from rot and allows it to have a longer life outdoors.

The furniture is finished with black oil, which darkens the grain and deepens the tone of the timber while making it water repellant.

98.6°F outdoor collection by Neri&Hu for De La Espada
The pieces are carefully engineered and made from high-quality Croatian white oak

Over time, the pieces in the 98.6°F collection will naturally age outdoors and take on a silver or dark grey patina.

Product: 98.6°F
Designer: Neri&Hu
Brand: De La Espada
Contact: [email protected]

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