You know what is great about outdoor furniture? There's a couple of fundamental things that make them so. The first being the durability and robustness to withstand natural conditions over a sustained period. The second is that a lot of outdoor furniture, particularly chairs, can be used indoors as well. The versatility of garden furniture makes them an excellent investment. There's one such chair that deserves a nod of appreciation.
Created by the Italian designer duo LucidiPevere, LP is a versatile minimalist chair for furniture producer Kristalia. It is made of injection-moulded and fibre glass-reinforced polypropylene, a material that gives the surface a matt aspect that is pleasant to the touch. The new version of LP can be accompanied by removable Lips cushions in two versions or combined with removable seat and backrest upholstery: accessories make it even more comfortable while providing interesting colour contrasts between the fabrics and the chair in five different colours. Hard-wearing and stackable, LP is ideal for the most varied indoor and outdoor contexts, including the home and community spaces.
LucidiPevere explains the process behind the design:
We tried hard to create the conditions to reach a long-lasting product but always recognisable and with a strong personality. Almost ten years after the Plana chair, the first one-piece chair we designed for Kristalia, LP is a natural evolution achieved by a new manufacturing technology and advanced materials. We designed its shape slighter and basic; we removed all the technical features like reinforcing ribs and inserts for better stacking.
An important and distinctive detail of LP is the warm and soft touch finish that matches fabrics and woods, making it seem like a natural fit for an interior environment even though it has been principally designed for outdoor use.