Thirteen years after its debut in the B&B Italia collection, the Charles sofa system - a long-time bestseller for the company - is being introduced in a new outdoor version: Charles-outdoor. Characteristics that made it a classic of pure contemporary taste have been left unchanged. The system will have the same slim frame, flexibility and signature design of the inverted “l” shape aluminium feet. The new piece maintains the beauty and simplicity of the original project while also evolving gracefully for practical outdoor use - the piece is lightweight thanks to its slim aluminium frame and has an external surface created by open weave polypropylene bands. The range of sofas, terminal elements and chaise-longue pieces - made up of 9 elements of various styles and sizes - expands with a small armchair and a reclining cot. The dove brown bands match the fabric covers of the seat cushions. The three sizes of back cushions can mirror the neutral shade of the frame or coordinate with lively, brilliant colours from the new outdoor fabric collection. To improve and guarantee greater protection from weather, B&B Italia has treated all fabrics in the collection, as well as those used for the internal part of the cushions, with advanced water-repellent techniques.