They form a perimeter where none exists, offering absolute freedom of movement and amusement. Carpets and fabrics in outdoor spaces go beyond their furnishing function. Reassuring, cheerful and versatile, they are refined material presences with high technology to guarantee maximum durability, resistance to weather and ease of maintenance, free from the aggression of mildew, bacteria and toxins.
The Campus and Young and Lovely fabrics of the Enjoyable Outdoors collection by Dedar invite carefree use: made in polypropylene and polysulfone, a thermos-plastic material of great strength, they mix geometric jacquard motifs with relief stripes on a panama base. Disco, on the other hand, is made of 88% recycled material from post-consumer plastic bottles. The carpet by Élitis is almost entirely made by hand, so each piece is different and unique. O Sole Mio, designed by Deanna Comellini for GT Design, is woven by hand with yarns of the new generation, resistant to wear and stains, making it suitable for terraces and gardens, yachts and poolside settings. The series of carpets Fabric by Talenti stands up to UV rays, and features special waterproofing, stainproofing and anti-mildew treatments, adapted in variations of size and color for coordination with the company’s collections.
Exercises in style for the Block and Line carpet models of the Geometrics collection by Kettal, where Doshi Levien develop a weaving technique for an abstract theme: overlapping lines of compact colors for a layered spatial effect, combined with small rectangles or blocks of color, separated and repeated in a game of mélange. Missoni Home chooses organic forms for the carpet in the Magic Garden line, concentrating on the shape of philodendron leaves, bleached in the sun and inlaid with the blue of seabeds and the red of coral. Ladybird, from the High Tech collection by Paola Lenti, is a décor element and a carpet, where the figures of plants and animal that form the surface are made by hand sewing of Rope cord, in solid or two-tone hues, stitched in turn to each other for a free textile structure. A geometric and floral outburst is seen in Oaxaca by Nanimarquina, created by the designer of the same name, as an extremely sturdy carpet with a bucolic look.
With design by Karina Nielsen Rios, Kvadrat offers Patio, an outdoor covering fabric in Trevira CS: its subtle structure combines two colored yarns in the warp and weft; the ecological finish uses no senza fluorocarbons, and is waterproof for quick drying, resistant to chlorine and seawater, with flameproofing properties. The synthetic fiber from the Triptyque collection by Roda, made by hand on a loom, alternates yarns to create a motif suggesting open sartorial hems, ‘closing’ the sides with braided fringe. A true concept can be developed, in keeping with the available space, using Garden Layers, based on the creativity of Patricia Urquiola, who places cushions, rolls and pads on carpets, all in dryfast polypropylene. Finally, the Sunbrella® fabrics offer shade and architectural allure, together with breathable comfort and protection against UV rays, preventing fading thanks to high-stability saturated fibers. Enjoy the space!