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You might think it’s early, but the truth is I’m starting to organize the Salone del Mobile and Fuorisalone press kits to establish which itineraries I can’t miss and which companies I want to know better.
This year my Milano Design Week will be, as always, a blogger’s week, but interior-designer Carlotta will also have a say.
I’ve decided to dedicate my blogger side to independent design; as for interior design, I’d like to focus on:
- Kitchens and Appliances, thanks to the participation of Eurocucina to Salone del Mobile
- The sofa as “core element” of relax areas
- Ceramics and Bathroom Furniture, mainly because I want to see whether the trends I found last year at Cersaie still stand.
- Outdoor furniture
Today I want to start with the latter.
Talking about outdoor furniture in this freezing winter day I get projected into the future. March is on its way, Spring is going to be here soon and I can’t wait to spend more time outside, in good company, drinking a glass of wine or savouring a good dinner.
Moreover, and I don’t want to speak too loudly, these past few years the Milano Design Week gave us bright days of sun and fresh air. This day spent in Sant’Ambrogio during the 2017 Fuorisalone is good enough proof.
Low | comfortable outdoor furniture
So, dinners and aperitivi outdoors. I don’t know if you agree with me, but outdoor relax doesn’t always mean being comfortable: too high a table combined with comfortable but low sofas may jeopardize our well-deserved moments of leisure and relax.
There’s a company that has been working exactly in this direction: by designing low furniture it revolutionized the approach to lunch or dinner, making them more relaxed and informal.
I’m talking about Varaschin, leader in the outdoor market. Attention to detail, originality and aesthetic care are their core features. Their designers have created a new collection of fixed and extendable tables 65 cm high (10 cm less than standard measures), that can be used with sofas and armchairs.
The quality of an experience grows in inverse proportion to the perception of the artifice. This is a notion of ergonomics, the science that studies the relation between humans and technological innovation. Varaschin is surely aware of this, and the “low” size of these pieces of furniture makes them the ideal elements to live in complete comfort.
So, this way the experience of dining outdoors goes back to its roots: a moment of conviviality in total relax.
| post written in collaboration with Varaschin |