Objects: Outdoor Furniture That’s Light as Air

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Objects

Wired, webbed or sculptural — the latest offerings seem to defy gravity.

CreditPhotograph by Leandro Farina. Styled by Theresa Rivera

Clockwise from left: Alwy Visschedyk for Summit X506 slipper chair, $3,730, summitfurniture.com. Stefano Giovannoni and Elisa Gargan for Vondom Stone lounge chair, $835, vondom.com. Chilewich Basketweave cube, $295, chilewich.com. Rodolfo Dordoni for Minotti Caulfield coffee table, $2,730, minottiddc.com.


CreditPhotograph by Leandro Farina. Styled by Theresa Rivera

Clockwise from top: Lionel Doyen for Manutti San sofa, $5,278, walterswicker.com. Marc Thorpe for Moroso Husk armchair, $630, morosousa.com. Lorenza Bozzoli for Dedon Brixx side table, $1,680, dedon.de.


CreditPhotograph by Leandro Farina. Styled by Theresa Rivera

Clockwise from top left: Michael Vanderbyl for Janus et Cie See! Open chaise longue, $3,950, janusetcie.com. Junya Ishigami for Living Divani Family chair, $993, westnyc-home.com. Maria Jeglinska for Ligne Roset Circles table, $655, ligne-roset.com. Xavier Lust for Ralph Pucci Tavolino Travertino side table, $9,900, ralphpucci.net.


CreditPhotograph by Leandro Farina. Styled by Theresa Rivera

Clockwise from top left: Paola Navone for Baxter Manila armchair, $9,520, ddcnyc.com. Russell Woodard for Woodard Furniture Sculptura bench, $1,150, dwr.com. SheltonMindel for Sutherland Continuous Line lounge chair, price on request, sutherlandfurniture.com.


Digital tech: Isaac Rosenthal. Set assistants: Lukas Adler, Eddie Ballard and Holly Trotta

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Currents: Furniture: Franco Albini’s 1959 Tre Pezzi Armchair Revamped

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In a rare instance of graphic-design geekery intersecting with furniture, the Italian company Cassina is adding a new frame color to Franco Albini and Franca Helg’s 1959 Tre Pezzi (or Three Pieces) armchair to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Milan subway system that they also designed together.

The Tre Pezzi Metropolitana ($4,250), available in New York this month, has a red frame with black upholstery, as a nod to the red handrails in the subway stations. The color was also used to denote the system’s first M1 line, as part of a coding system conceived by Mr. Albini’s colleague Bob Noorda, who designed the Metropolitana’s graphics, which were radical then. Mr. Noorda’s work in Milan helped him and Massimo Vignelli land the assignment to redesign the graphics for the New York City Transit Authority still in use to this day. Information: 212-228-8186, cassina.com.

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