Roda 2021. Responsible design of value

Seating, tables and accessories for outdoor living, protecting the environment. The new products by Roda for 2021 renew an ethnical commitment to sustainable production, involving important new collaborations

Plein Air by Roda, Design Michael Anastassiades
Plein Air by Roda, Design Michael Anastassiades

Roda’s 2021 catalogue reflects its solid experience in indoor-outdoor furnishings Made in Italy, accentuating a natural focus on the environment and good design. The company’s commitment to sustainability, as part of its corporate culture, goes hand in hand with new collaborations with internationally renowned creative talents.

The collections embody a sense of timeless beauty, beyond passing fashions, in tune with nature and expressed through materials and forms that are intrinsically and responsibly connected to the environment, as a result of domestic proximity extending beyond increasingly nuanced boundaries.

Gardens and urban terraces conceived as landscapes in which to live, to appreciate and care for. Spaces that become perfect zones for socializing, working, relaxing, connected to new creative, theatrical and above all residential possibilities, with the same refinement usually lavished on indoor settings.

Forever Green

The design approach of Roda is coherent and recognizable, with a focus on human beings, fine detailing and ‘sustainable thinking.’ With the 2021 collections, Roda reinforces its environmental awareness through what by now is a consolidated ‘mimetic’ design approach, utilizing recycled and ecological materials. The panorama of the company’s responsible offerings has expanded, under the long-term guidance of the art director Rodolfo Dordoni, with products stemming from collaboration with highly acclaimed designers.

The Plein Air dining tables created by the Cypriot designer Michael Anastassiades stand out for their essential, refined lines and geometric forms. The aluminium framework is based on a line that starts at the leg of the table, and seamlessly rises to form a corner, then shifting into a rounded frame. The structure, in the colors Smoke and Milk, can be combined with a large top made with a single slab of stoneware offered in two new variants, Graphite and Clay. The tables come in four sizes, including one with an ample length of 280 centimeters. The ecological premise of Plein Air is the use of aluminium – which can be endlessly recycled – and the choice of ceramics made with at least 40% recycled material.

Plein Air by Roda, Design Michael Anastassiades

Plein Air by Roda, Design Michael Anastassiades

BushOn by Roda, Design Gordon Guillaumier

Bush On by Roda,
Design Gordon Guillaumier

BushOn by Roda, Design Gordon Guillaumier

The elegant and functional Bush On family of extra-large planters designed by Gordon Guillaumier contributes to expand the increasingly original range of the company’s outdoor accessories. The vases are made entire in 100% natural brown cork and covered inside with resin. The collection by Guillaumier includes three different hourglass forms in three sizes, ideal for individual use or to create grouped compositions, in tune with and enhancing plants and flowers.

Color and the bond with landscape are central factors of the Tint outdoor rug, created with the artistic touch of Maria Gabriella Zecca to add forceful but delicate identity to any domestic setting. Thanks to the elegant combination of hues and yarns – a lovely mixture of desaturated tones reminiscent of the rocky colors of the earth, or blue-green hues – Tint can be spontaneously inserted in outdoor areas, naturally covering the ground in perfect dialogue with all indoor or outdoor design solutions.

Tint by Roda, Design Maria Gabriella Zecca
Tint by Roda, Design Maria Gabriella Zecca

Tint by Roda,
Design Maria Gabriella Zecca

From private to contract

Among the new proposals in the catalogue, there are also furnishings that adapt perfectly to the outdoor areas of contract spaces, guaranteeing the high standards of quality and durability required in this sector. The Surfer sun lounger are a natural choice for poolside areas in hotels, or in private residences. The completely reclining back, the contemporary, sinuous form and the two color combinations between the aluminium structure and the IMO certified cover in Batyline make Surfer totally functional, elegant and comfortable.

Surfer by Roda - Photo © Andrea Ferrari

Surfer by Roda

Guest by Roda - Photo © Andrea Ferrari

Guest by Roda

Button by Roda - Photo © Andrea Ferrari

Button by Roda

Guest is an outdoor chair with armrests, specifically designed for hospitality. Stackable and light, is uses a valid mixture of different materials to achieve practicality of use and maintenance. The metal structure supports a seat in teak or in synthetic resin, with Batyline IMO covering for the back. The two refined, versatile colors make it easy to insert in any outdoor setting, from the most flamboyant to the most delicate.

Extremely versatile and light, the Button dining table, in two different sizes, becomes an ideal solution for a small metropolitan balcony, but also a large terrace of a restaurant facing the sea.‎ The coated aluminium structure supports a square or round top.

Photo © Andrea Ferrari