Mattia Albicini looked to the agave plant’s leaves for inspiration when designing a recent outdoor furniture collection for Italian brand Ethimo. Agave is made of solid teak, the perfect material for outdoors, and it is given a smooth, thin profile complete with a “silky” surface, much like the plant the series is named after.
Agave comprises a collection of chairs and tables that while made for an outdoor setting, they’re easily sophisticated enough to be used indoors. With a 1950s vibe, the pieces feature black metal bases with solid wood seats, backrests, and tabletops. Shallow grooves were incorporated into the designs to ensure that water drains properly.