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Paulistano Outdoor Chair

When a design stands the test of time for over 50 years, you know it’s going to forever be a classic. The original indoor Paulistano chair was designed by Brazilian Paulo Mendes da Rocha in 1957 – it’s simple: just a single piece of bent steel covered in leather. Now, there’s finally an outdoor version!

The Paulistano Outdoor version has a frame made of bent carbon steel and painted in a durable black or, for the first time ever, white paint. The special slipcover is woven in Paris with  waterproof, rot-proof, and stain-proof treatment that will make it last in any outdoor setting. The proportions are fantastic and it looks perfect for relaxing in the sun.

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.