Ethimo: free spirit

No conventions, no constraints, just full expression in the creation of new habits of outdoor living: the latest collections for the lounge area by Ethimo

Calipso collection by Ethimo, Design Ilaria Marelli
Calipso collection by Ethimo, Design Ilaria Marelli

Free as the air. A few words sum up the personality of Ethimo, immune to preset canons and in constant pursuit of novel, original interpretations of contemporary outdoor living. The latest lounge collections are the remarkable outcome of this attitude, redefining spaces and boundaries between inside and outside, in seamless stylistic and functional continuity.

Modular design is the strong point of Calipso, created by Ilaria Marelli to formulate novel and totally personalized contexts. Its flexibility permits configurations that range from very simple, with a linear sofa or peninsula, to potentially infinite arrangements in terms of length and composition, with a particular focus on the world of contract. All the elements rest on an oversized teak base, allowing for positioning and movement as desired, while offering the possibility of having a free space next to the seat, to be utilized for a counter or completed with coffee tables, boasting aluminium frames and oval or round tops in Ice White or Emperador Extra Brown ceramic stone.

Calipso collection by Ethimo, Design Ilaria Marelli

Calipso collection by Ethimo, Design Ilaria Marelli

Rotin collection by Ethimo, Design Studio Zanellato/Bortotto

Rotin collection by Ethimo, Design Studio Zanellato/Bortotto

Bamboo is the inspiration for the Rotin collection, though obviously not in its most ordinary guise. Ethimo and Studio Zanellato/Bortotto have applied techniques usually utilized for the making of rattan to pickled teak for the structure of the sofa, lounge chair, coffee table and ottoman, after which the wood is held in place with nautical rope. Rotin is also the first line in the catalogue built entirely with structural technical padding: soft upholstery made with high-performance materials and fabrics for easy drainage, to grant form to the seating. The overall effect is underscored by intense, luminous colors, both for the fabrics and for the tops of the tables, made by hand in glazed earthenware, or in concrete and marble which give rise to fascinating compositions based on the Palladiana technique.

Finally, the Sling Chair designed by Studiopepe is deceptively slim with its elegant stainless steel tubing in shades of bronze, to which to attach a comfortable, sturdy canvas that wraps and supports the contours of the body. The design combines extreme stability and strength with extraordinary comfort. The same fabric – produced by Elitìs – is also used for the footrest, based on the same scheme as the chair and ready for combination with the coffee table, featuring a structure in steel and a top composed of a special pigment-colored cement compound.

Sling Chair by Ethimo, Design Studiopepe

Sling Chair by Ethimo, Design Studiopepe