Super stylish, this range of modern outdoor chairs would enhance any garden or patio area. Designed by Fabio Novembre for the exclusive ‘Driade’ company, these exciting pieces make an intriguing sculptural statement as well as providing comfort for relaxing in the fresh air.
An introduction to the ‘Driade’ catalogue describes the aims and ethos of the company
“Driade is an aesthetic workshop that right from the start worked with designers able to anticipate new lines of research and trends. It proposes a philosophy of home-living based on the conviction that eclecticism, cultural collage, curiosity and surprise, represent the true sense of our age.”
The emphasis on eclecticism here is particularly interesting, as these modern outdoor chairs are both eclectic in terms of cultural and design references. Additionally, they would sit comfortably within any style of garden and alongside a totally dissimilar eclectic mix of objects.
Modern outdoor chair
The style of Novembre’s modern outdoor chairs is flowing, organic and curvilinear suggesting some exotic source of inspiration. The title ‘36h and 56h’ of the range is more obscure and at first somewhat puzzling. However, after exploring the designer’s intentions, it appears that these numeric values refer simply to the amount of hours the craftsmen spend in making each design! It’s therefore, Fabio Novembre’s abstract way of paying homage to the value of individual craftsmanship as opposed to mass production.
The ‘36h’ design a modern outdoor chair displaying a ‘throne-like quality’. It is fashioned with a high chair back and gently curving seat. Made from a lightweight but sturdy aluminium framework and covered with woven plastic for durability, these modern outdoor chairs are available in two ‘colour ways. Either a white front and light blue back combination or a gray front and white back version. The ’56h’ chair is a more elaborate rocking chair design also made from the same materials. The rocking chair edition comes in three pleasing colour versions, each one coordinates with the ‘36h’ chairs.
The sculptural form of each modern outdoor chair ensures that it would become a showcase feature in your garden. However, a group of several chairs would make an even more exiting visual display with their flowing forms and attractive muted colour combinations.