239 FENC-E NATURE | Garden armchair By Cassina
Garden armchair with armrests
Fabric, Teak, Anodized aluminium
The armchair Fenc-e Nature has organic forms - like the die-cast aluminium base - and textural elements that celebrate its affinity with the environment, like the natural-looking solid teak armrest with sanded finish. The backrest, with frame in painted AISI 304 stainless steel, is available in hand-woven rope with an exclusive design or in natural untreated willow, used here for the first time. The outstanding comfort of the armchair is guaranteed by the generous seat and backrest cushions with padding in SoloSoff©, a blown polyester fibre and memory foam-based product, and the reclining backrest that can be set in two different positions thanks to a manual mechanism inspired by Asian architecture: a supporting rod in solid teak, processed to look like a branch, held in place by two wooden nails.
Fenc-e Nature is the continuation of a journey undertaken by Philippe Starck and Cassina’s to revolutionize the way in which the classic sofa is conceived and to propose increasingly avant-garde materials.
Defined by Starck as a “lifestyle collection of laid-back elegance”, Fenc-e Nature includes an armchair, a two-seater sofa, a three-seater sofa and a coffee table available in two different heights.
Philippe Starck celebrates harmony and osmosis with nature through an outdoor collection inspired by and extremely respectful of its environment. The selection of the most natural materials and high quality create a durable and timeless collection. The Fenc-e Nature seating collection is characterised by organic, almost primitive, forms and tactile elements like its ample armrest in solid teak sandblasted to create a natural, rough effect. Each seat’s individual backrest is handwoven with rope according to a specific pattern studied specifically for this project; the backrest is also available in natural willow, a living material never used in this context before, to further strengthen the bond with nature.