Colonel, the French interior design team comprised of Isabelle Gilles and Yann Poncele, has just launched its first furniture collection. The line of four pieces is inspired by the aesthetics of outdoor furniture, like those found at the beach, in the garden, or on camping trips. It’s a contemporary re-reading of a (perhaps) bygone era, evoking summer and relaxation.

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Faces lamps. The bases are solid beech and shades are covered with Kvadrat felt.

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It includes a handy little perch for the cord. Or your canary.

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Caracas chair and Faces lamp

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The Caracas chair, inspired by garden furniture, is a contemporary version of a 1960s camping chair. The frame is metal and the seating is canvas.

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The Bog chair is also inspired by garden furniture. It’s made of beech and assembled without nails or screws.

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Suzie lamps are comprised of a metal structure wrapped with bands reminiscent of American 1960s beach or camping chairs. They come as floor lamps and pendants.

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Photos by Massimo Pessina.