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A Furniture Collection Inspired by the Leaf Shapes of the Agave Plant

08.23.17 | By
A Furniture Collection Inspired by the Leaf Shapes of the Agave Plant
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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.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.