Kettal the leading Spanish outdoor furniture company, again displayed their newest collections in a striking cubist styled stand designed by Patricia Urquiola.
The full stand was made in-house at Kettal in Barcelona and trucked over to Milan,
It was a continuation of their minimalist themed urban structures” as seen in previous Fairs This time it was represented by a more “Multi-residential ” multi dimensional style – as opposed to the 2012 Salone when Urquiola developed a ” Terrace Housing” concept.
Urquiola has created an environment where collection settings were separated both for visual aesthetics as well as for dealer presentations and client meetings
Here is a Video-tour of Patricia Urquiola’s Kettal Stand design at the Salone 2013.
2013 New Collections
Kettal premiered the release of 3 key new collections at the Salone
1) Kettal Village collection, designed by Jasper Morrison ( below)
2) Park Life folding chair also designed by Jasper Morrison
3) Nido d’Ape rugs by Patricia Urquiola
Jasper Morrison for Kettal
Village Chair by Jasper Morrison
Village, is an outdoor stacking chair by Jasper Morrison made of aluminium and comes with an optional fabric seat pad and backrest.
This chair pays respect to the long standing codes of metal stacking outdoor chairs while gently refreshing the look.
The light weight aluminium structure allows easy handling while the neutral language of it’s form takes nothing away from the scenery
A chair for all outdoor situations, from village house to grand café.
Park Life Folding Armchair
Lightweight, yet extremely durable, it’s easily stacked for transport or winter storage and its technical sophistication and careful consideration of ergonomics besides a lot of care over how it looks are all intended to ensure a long life, both structurally and visually.
Park Life is a complete family of furniture for outdoors, whose clean cut profile is adaptable to a wide range of different situations.
Patricia Urquiola for Kettal
The high-profile, Spanish architect and designer Patricia Urquiola has collaborated once again with Spanish outdoor furniture company Kettal. She has designed a good-looking, innovative range of rugs for outdoor spaces.
Kettal, which two years ago won Spain’s prestigious National Design Award, has always prided itself as much on technical innovation as on aesthetics, and it worked with Urquiola over a very long period of time to develop the fabric she envisaged.
” My intention was to have a seat and back similar to taut netting – a soft and pleasant grid in three dimensions, which we have achieved after two years’ research,”
The rugs are made using an innovative, exclusive fabric called Nido d’Ape (which forms a honeycomb texture / pattern) It is made by a machine that knots PVC in a way that resembles macrame.
This is a woven, 3D fabric made of PVC with exceptional technical qualities: it’s highly breathable and resistant to friction, chemicals and ultraviolet rays. It’s also totally washable. Very comfortable underfoot, the rugs come in four colour combinations: brown, grey, beige and red.
Urquiola has been collaborating with Kettal for several years: she created the current Kettal outdoor furniture collections Maia, Vieques and Cottage for the company.
All these collections demonstrate Patricia Urquiola’s endeavours to use materials best suited to each design, as well as a predilection for combining high-tech and innovative materials with traditional, hand-crafting manufacturing techniques.
Founded in 1964, the Kettal group – which encompasses the brands Kettal, Triconfort, Hugonet and Evolutif – is one of the world’s leading outdoor furniture companies.
Kettal, with its head office in Barcelona, sells in 60 countrie
Kettal Group has been at the forefront of raising design and manufacturing standards in outdoor furniture, due in no small part to its investment in new technologies.
It has two state-of-the-art factories, one in Tarragona, Spain, the other in the Grenoble, and a workforce exceeding 300.