We usually associate the style and taste of Meridiani with discreet elegance, a virtue that reflects the company’s philosophy of living and its impeccable design. Balanced between form and function, comfort and looks, the creations of the firm speak a classic contemporary language that works both indoors and outdoors. Meridiani has aptly interpreted the desire for living in the open air – calling for the same quality, the same comfort and research on forms as in interior furnishings – through the Open Air collection created by the company’s art director Andrea Parisio. A direct link between two apparently opposing dimensions, this line of furnishings has been developed to take the refined Meridiani lifestyle into the great outdoors.
At the same time, the collection reveals an unprecedented image of the firm, a more variegated and chromatically composite touch derived from an unexpected mix and match of fabrics and materials. With the new Open Air fabric collections, Urban Tattoo and Urban Safari, Meridiani offers us a vision of its own creations in total tune with the natural setting and its vitality, a constant source of inspiration for patterns, hues and tactile sensations.
On the one hand, we have the intense tones of ochre, red, anthracite gray, and the delicacy of the neutral nuances in the proposals of Urban Tattoo, expressed with equal vigor in ethnic patterns, solid colors and two-tone weaves; on the other, there are the cooler tones of petroleum green and black, in the offerings of Urban Safari, often in tandem with shades of white; here the chromatic rigor is matched by forceful geometric patterns, definite textures, more or less vivid optical and graphic effects.
Juxtaposed and alternated, the two complementary collections provide microcosms of imagination, even more so when they bring together different materials – iroko, aluminium, cord, concrete, matte powder coatings – to give rise to multisensory compositions: dimensions that suggest the material force of the earth (thanks to shades of red and brown), universes of flourishing vegetation (ochre, yellows, greens), frozen landscapes playing with the antithesis of light and shadow (black and white).
While in terms of outdoor living these new décor guises create an even stronger bond with the setting in which they are placed, on the other hand, when they are applied to the indoor collection, they bring a natural atmosphere inside the domestic panorama, in a relationship of continuity in both directions.
The collection of fabrics can exist in both contexts, and the entire Open Air line, evolving from its original character, finds room in indoor settings thanks to the recent introduction of new materials. For example? The Zoe Wood Open Air chairs, with armrests in iroko wood and woven cord, perfectly poised on the indoor-outdoor borderline.
Zoe Wood Open Air by Meridiani