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Hem Releases Its First Outdoor Dining Collection: Chop

02.01.23 | By
Hem Releases Its First Outdoor Dining Collection: Chop

These are exciting times for Hem, who today launched its inaugural outdoor dining furniture: the Chop collection. Designed by London-based industrial designer Philippe Malouin, a frequent collaborator, Chop puts an emphasis on creating high quality, uniquely design furniture for the home – just like the rest of the brand’s catalogue. The brief given to Malouin’s asked for a new standard in outdoor furniture, a modern classic.

styled beige cafe table and two chairs outdoors

Photo: Erik Lefvander

Malouin shared, “A small part of my work as a designer is in the art world where I do a lot of experimentation. For inspiration for this collection, I looked to my works for Salon 94 in New York, which used a number of industrial techniques like welding, bending, and coating to create brutal yet elegant constructions.”

styled beige cafe table and two chairs outdoors

Photo: Erik Lefvander

Designed for all seasons, Chop’s tables and stackable chairs are built to handle the harshest of conditions, whether that’s extreme weather or city life. Malouin took the collection’s name from the Chop Saw, a gallery concept he previously explored. It involved cutting and welding block-like shapes into functional pieces. Chop’s twist on the original idea is that it’s formed from stainless steel pipes for maximum durability and a rust-free lifespan year-round.

styled beige cafe table and two chairs outdoors

Photo: Erik Lefvander

The chairs are each made from a single steel piece, giving them a weighted frame and clean silhouette with a touch of playfulness. Choose from four powder-coated colors – Ultramarine Blue, Beige, Black Green, and Grey White – and additionally, a sandblasted stainless-steel finish. Mixed and matched or coordinated, users can be bold and creative with their set-ups.

styled electric blue cafe table and two chairs outdoors

Photo: Erik Lefvander

Chop’s tables include circular and square options, and are made from a thick stainless-steel plate that’s mounted on a welded pipe leg for resilience. Available in the same four colors as the chairs, the two table shapes have been designed to bring the best out of the color palette for a versatile, customizable outdoor dining set.

styled electric blue cafe table and two chairs outdoors

Photo: Erik Lefvander

styled electric blue cafe table and chair outdoors

Photo: Erik Lefvander

two styled electric blue and light grey cafe tables with four chairs outdoors

Photo: Erik Lefvander

two styled electric blue and light grey cafe tables with five chairs outdoors

Photo: Erik Lefvander

graphite, light grey, electric blue, and beige outdoor chairs on pavement

Photo: Erik Wåhlström

stacked graphite, light grey, electric blue, and beige outdoor chairs

Photo: Erik Wåhlström

stacked graphite, light grey, electric blue, and beige outdoor chairs

Photo: Erik Wåhlström

electric blue outdoor chair on the curb

Photo: Erik Wåhlström

white outdoor chair on cement pavers

Photo: Erik Wåhlström

light-skinned man walking behind white, beige, graphite, and electric outdoor chairs lined up in a row

Philippe Malouin \\\ Photo: Erik Wåhlström

To learn more about Hem’s Chop outdoor collection, visit hem.com.

Kelly Beall is senior editor at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based graphic designer and writer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, and enjoys sharing her finds with others. When undistracted by great art and design, she can be found making a mess in the kitchen, consuming as much information as possible, or on the couch with her three pets. Find her @designcrush on social.