Italian architect Piero Lissoni and Cypriot designer Michael Anastassiades have collaborated on a new functional collection of outdoor furniture for Roda srl. that allows users to experience and respect the landscape.
Roda plies its research, meticulousness and style toward the optimal definition in every detail of places for living, between indoors and out as a prime part of the company’s corporate culture.
The process is based on products’ durability, certified raw materials and research.
Piero Lissoni has created the Levante collection to include three seating designs including an armchair, a lounge chair and a chaise-longue, as well as a table in two sizes, all rendered in teak wood slats inside a frame.
Their refined design for the tables and their matching armchairs lend themselves equally well for contemporary or classic settings.
The solid and elegant teak exalts the excellent proportions and harmony of the design, with the result that the Levante collection will appeal to those who want to turn an outdoor environment into a liveable space that is at once functional and elegant,” Roberto Pompa, CEO of Roda explained.
Michael Anastassiades has designed the rectangular Plein Air outdoor table with a stoneware top made from at least 40 per cent recycled ceramic, and available in either dark graphite or sandy beige colour.
Its matching aluminium frame has no visible joints and creates a clean-cut, linear silhouette.
“It is a piece of furniture that simultaneously conveys both a sense rigour and a sense of harmony through its judicious combination not just of geometric forms and lines but also of different materials,” Pompa continued.
Plein Air is available in four different sizes, up to a generous 2.8 metres in length and made from a single stoneware slab.
Places like landscapes to experience and inhabit; to welcome guests and feel welcomed ourselves in beautiful, comfortable surroundings; to invite the senses to a realm of well-being and pleasurability; to enjoy and appreciate well-made, high-quality design products rooted in industrial prowess.
Designers: Piero Lissoni and Michael Anastassiades
Manufacturer: Roda slr.