We can already taste summertime and we can’t wait for this new chance to merge our love for nature, natural materials and craftsmanship together. Here we present to you some of the best handmade outdoor furniture designs by the most exquisite international brands to adorn your exterior spaces.
Carl Hansen and Son
Carl Hansen and Son are an extraordinary brand passionate about craftsmanship, they believe iconic design is a combination of simplicity, aesthetics and functionality brought to life through skillful work with the highest quality materials. They have been crafting modern designs for over a century, so their expertise is undeniable.
As the CEO and owner of Carl Hansen, Knud Erik Hansen, says: “Timeless beauty, comfort, craftsmanship, and sustainability are so deeply ingrained in all our furniture works that only sight and touch are required to understand and fall in love with them.”Also, every single one of their pieces is unique and comes with its own special story, carved in it by the hands of talented master artisans.
Since Knud Erik Hansen, Carl Hansen’s grandson, became the third-generation leader of the family-owned business in 2002, Carl Hansen & Søn has significantly expanded its international presence, bringing the precious traditional values to the design scene of today all around the world.
Carl Hansen’s team is dedicated, always seeks the best designers, craftsmen and materials, and never ceases to try to improve.
Since its beginnings in 1966, Kettal was international recognized thanks to its designs and innovation. In the first years of the 21st century, Kettal also acquired the brands, Hugonet y Triconfort, which came together to form Kettal Group.
Kettal worked with the most important names in the international design scene including Patricia Urquiola, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Rodolfo Dordoni, Doshi Levien, Hella Jongerlius, Jasper Morrison, Michel Charlot or Emiliana Design studio, who collectively contributed to its breathtaking collection.
Kettal’s mission is to create timeless furniture, functional and expressive, which represents contemporary culture and provides solutions to the emerging needs of modern life, based on a blend of creativity, customization, innovation and modern production.
Kettal is a family business established in Europe in 1964. The headquarters of the group are located in the center of Barcelona, Spain. Kettal owns a manufacturer in Tarragona (Spain), 7 brand-name stores in Barcelona, New York, Paris, Cannes, London, Miami and Marbella; and is present in over 60 countries.
Kettal has a deep pride in the European handmade luxury quality of all its handcrafted pieces. The in-house manufacturing allows a close attention to detail as well as the ability to customize to meet clients’ needs, making each piece of furniture unique and exclusive.
Established in 1954, Zanotta is one of the most celebrated leaders in Italian industrial design. Guided by the vision and wonderful entrepreneurship abilities of the founder, Aurelio Zanotta, starting from the 1960s it won and has held the international spotlight, thanks to its amazing pieces: these are emblematic from the viewpoint ofl innovation as well as of technological research, aiming at a continuous evolution of the materials’ quality and of the production processes.
The tradition and precious history of Zanotta was renewed in 2017 thanks to the union with Tecno, launching a common project for the two brands with the consequent strengthening of international synergies and commercial strategies under the leadership of Giuliano Mosconi, President and CEO of both.
When Aurelio Zanotta opened the doors to his eponymous label in 1954, its initial focus was on the production of sofas and armchairs which, at the time, were overpoweringly the domain of upholstery workshops. But Zanotta’s vision far surpassed the largely utilitarian choice of local upholsterers. Beyond its surface functionality, he recognized in furniture design a new form of cultural expression, a cherished creative expression worthy of the same respect given to traditional artistic activities such as painting and sculpture.
Encouraged by instinct, charisma, passion and dedication to emerging materials and technologies, his unique and, at the time, revolutionary path brought Zanotta into contact with some of the now legendary icons of Italian design.
Bobby Dekeyser founded Dedon in 1990. Starting with an innovative, weatherproof synthetic fiber, the company started to create a new kind of woven outdoor furniture, one that combined modern technology with luxurious hand-craftsmanship. A search for the world’s best weavers led Dedon to Cebu Island in the Philippines. While the early years were marked by trial and error, the uniqueness of the product, the artistry of the weaving and the company’s obsession with quality made Dedon unique from the beginning.
Exceptional within the outdoor industry, Dedon owns and operates both furniture and fiber production, allowing them to bring fiber specialists, outstanding designers and skilled master artisans together to develop innovative new fiber colors, profiles, textures and more. More than just a material, Dedon’s fiber becomes an expression of the collection’s soul.
Dedon supervises all aspects of its products’ creation, ensuring that every piece of woven furniture represents the perfect mix of centuries-old craftsmanship and modern technology.
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