When designer Jonathan Olivares began work on a new outdoor chair for Knoll, he certainly had a few goals in mind. The chair had to be:
- Lightweight, yet substantial enough to withstand the elements
- More comfortable than existing outdoor chairs
- And stylistically able to be brought and used indoors
It may have taken four years, but we think he achieved those goals, and more, in the Olivares Chair for Knoll.
The Olivares Chair is composed of a die-cast aluminum body-contoured shell and extruded aluminum legs. It’s stackable and the entire chair is powder coated with a durable matte finish. It’s lightweight, at just under 15 lbs, and comes in 8 fantastic hues that will absolutely add a pop of color either outdoors or in.
CONSTRUCTION AND DETAILS
- Suitable for outdoor use
- Shell is constructed of die-cast aluminum with outdoor powder coat paint
- Leg tenons are integrated in the shell and a subtle reveal transitions the shell to the extruded aluminum legs
- Legs are secured to the shell using epoxy and stainless steel fasteners
- Chairs stack 6 high on the floor and 10 high on optional dolly
- Stacking bumper distributes the chair’s weight over a wide area
- Designer’s signature and the KnollStudio logo are located under the seat
- Nylon glides included
The Olivares Chair is part of the Knoll Space Sale and is 15% off through October 1st.
Summer officially started two days ago and along with it comes great new outdoor pieces from Vastu.
Whether or not you want to spend any time outside in the awesomely oppressive heat and humidity is up to you… If you’re brave enough to face the elements, however, you might as well fill your outdoor living spaces with beautiful outdoor furniture.
As we announced yesterday, Vastu is now an authorized Flos dealer and one of the cool things to come from this internationally-renowned lighting company is the Flos outdoor line.
With floor lamps, pendants, wall lighting and sconces, and even path lights, we now have the products to (safely) illuminate your patios, terraces and decks.
We first learned of Knoll’s acquisition of Richard Schultz in February and have eagerly anticipated the official release and it’s finally arrived. In addition to our other great outdoor lines, the pieces from Richard Schultz are as beautiful as they are functional for outdoor use. In a variety of styles, materials colors and textures, we are pleased to be able to offer you these amazing designs.
We’ve been busy adding other outdoor lines to our website as well, including one from a leading French outdoor furniture manufacturer, so if you haven’t been to our website in a while definitely check it out soon!
With heat advisories lasting well into the evening today, we’re not advocating you spend a whole lot of time outside. However, we shouldn’t allow this summertime heat to completely deprive us of enjoying our outdoor spaces (if you’re so lucky to have one). With that in mind, check out these great outdoor pieces…if you can handle the heat, that is.
It’s official. Summer is here. Never mind that DC has been experiencing summer-like heat for weeks now…
Let’s start the day with some great images of contemporary outdoor spaces.
Do you have a challenging space or need some design guidance? Design Direction is a chance for you to submit photos or videos of your design challenge(s) and a Vastu interior designer will provide you with some help. Every Wednesday we will feature one reader’s submission.
“Please take a look at our courtyard. We have this long gray wall that is so ugly. With your experience, what do you think we should do to hide it? I was thinking long flower boxes and a bench or something. What do you think?”
EcoSmart Fire has introduced the Synergy Series – four new outdoor designer fire ranges. They are the same dimensions of four of the most popular indoor ranges, but the Synergy Series fireplaces have been made with heavy-gauge steel surrounds, an extremely durable, weather resistant material.