Unprecedented Eden

Eden is the elegant collection of outdoor sofas designed by Rodolfo Dordoni for Roda. The name contains a promise of ample proportions, original combinations of materials and extremely modular design, for the creation of a pleasant, informal, comfortable ‘paradise’

Eden by Roda, Design Rodolfo Dordoni
Eden by Roda, Design Rodolfo Dordoni

30 ‘fresh’ years of research, innovation, attention to detail, and achievements. Roda presents a new dimension of living thanks to its collections featuring the same cultural matrix as indoor design with the same spontaneity of en plein air living. Teak, steel, solid wood, belts and textiles blend harmoniously in a range of collections designed for use in any context, made to last long by showing a very high weather resistance.

Eden by Roda, Design Rodolfo Dordoni - Photo © Andrea Ferrari

Informal freedom

Among these offerings, “the Eden system is an expression of synthesis, a project that brings together the experiences of Roda regarding workmanship and the use of materials for upholstered furniture, recombined in a more international, contemporary, ductile way with respect to the previous collections.”

This is how its designer Rodolfo Dordoni describes the system of outdoor sofas, whose name is a declaration of freedom, a liberty provided by the combinatory syntax of the various materials, and the extreme flexibility for modular compositions.

Eden is the first living area collection in Roda’s history to combine coated stainless steel in such an innovative way with teak in the very new weather resistant white finish, also available with FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council) FSC-C155819 certification. The cycles of brushing and coating bring out the natural beauty of the wood, while at the same time boosting its characteristics of resistance to weathering.

Eden by Roda, Design Rodolfo Dordoni
Eden by Roda, Design Rodolfo Dordoni

The juxtaposition of different materials also extends to the backs, with a choice between the more technical Batyline and the option of padded tubing. The latter variant sets Eden apart even more forcefully, with a particular weave that guarantees softer, welcoming comfort, along with greater visual fullness. 

Eden by Roda, Design Rodolfo Dordoni
Al Janoub Stadium - Al Wakrah, Qatar - Photo © Hufton+Crow
Eden by Roda, Design Rodolfo Dordoni

The wide variety of colors is based on that of the Mix&Match Roda project, an ever wider offer of colors, finishes and materials combinations that meets the person’s needs and it represents an ideal expression of his personality.

The two and three-seat versions can be combined without compositional limits with the backs, provided separately to ensure maximum freedom of product configuration.

Eden by Roda, Design Rodolfo Dordoni
Eden by Roda, Design Rodolfo Dordoni

Photos © Andrea Ferrari

The collection includes an unprecedented feature for the brand: a module with a hexagonal form that makes the sofa adaptable to different domestic spaces, either as an independent relaxation island or as a corner module for more complex compositions.

The comfort of the sofa is ensured by particularly thick cushions, both in the version with standard upholstery and the one with water-repellent padding.

The Eden system is completed, finally, by the possibility of using the sofa with a coffee table in stone, or – to conserve continuity with the design and finishing of the modules – in blanched teak.