Giro outdoor seating by Vincent Van Duysen for Kettal
Dezeen Showroom: Giro is a collection of outdoor chairs and sofas with wooden frames and curved edges crafted from ropes, designed by architect Vincent Van Duysen for the Spanish brand Kettal.
Van Duysen's design makes use of Kettal's technological know-how to reimagine the popular and traditional aesthetic of an Orkney chair – a wooden seat with backs made from straw or rope.
The Giro collection comprises a range of different armchairs and sofas designed for outdoor use, available in four wooden frame colours and a wide range of fabrics. There are also matching coffee and side tables.
The different chairs are unified by their curved edges, which are crafted from thick layers of plastic polypropylene rope twisted and sewn together.
"As a great example of vernacular product design, this classic has inspired me to draw inspiration from the past with an eye to today's and Kettal's technology expertise," said Van Duysen.
"Whereas in the Orkney the rope was made of real ropes, Giro hinges on the flexibility of recycled polypropylene rope and on the necessity to produce such a collection industrially."
"The materials are the protagonists of the collection, which seems almost not designed, it comes naturally together. All the items merge harmoniously together to create a warm, tactile and pleasant atmosphere," the architect continued.
Designer: Vincent Van Duysen
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