Elegant Outdoor Furniture Inspired By Large-Scale Industrial Designs [NY Design Week 2012]

The American furniture maker debuted a new line of indoor/outdoor seating created with bridges and classic chair designs in mind.

The American furniture brand Council debuted its 2012 collection at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York City. The collection focused on outdoor seating, a nod to two current trends: Americans are enjoying the simpler pleasures of the outdoors in light of financial austerity as they continue to have a rising appreciation of the environment.

The stackable Twig chair from designer Chad Wright was inspired by images of the towers of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge emerging from fog. The extended supports of the chair offer a convenient place to hang a coat or purse, and the chairs’ simple design make them an easy addition to any indoor/outdoor collection.

‘Plank’ by Eric Pfeiffer is a series of chairs that gives a modern feel to the classic Adirondack model. The chairs use a new material called Perrennial Wood, and the concept for the chairs was born when Perennial Wood contacted Council about a new line of relaxed outdoor loungers and side chairs.


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