The Serengeti Collection Is as Uniquely Timeless as Its Namesake

11.16.22 | By
The Serengeti Collection Is as Uniquely Timeless as Its Namesake

In their first-ever collaboration, designer and architect Philippe Starck and JANUS et Cie have released a high-class outdoor dining and lounge series: the Serengeti Collection. The outdoor furniture brings together timeless elegance with natural elements worthy of its namesake in the Tanzanian savanna.

“I live in the middle of nowhere, in the middle of the mud, of the sand, of the forest,” says Starck. “I dreamed of furniture that Nature could love, accept, integrate. Different, personal, original, but timeless furniture that we could have found there, as is it, abandoned by elegant people. Furniture made with real wood, in the middle of the woods. But above all, which, like certain magical objects, although immobile, transports you back to other times, to other places, to other dreams. This is the reason why the Serengeti collection exists.”

three two-seat sofas with canopies on a stone patio

Clean lines and deep cushions are the most forthright features of the design scheme. Frames are constructed of sanded teak with peg joinery, powder-coated aluminum, and sturdy canvas mesh. A favorite piece in the Serengeti Collection is the two-seat sofa with a high back and integrated awning, a beautiful solution to providing sun protection outdoors in a stylish manner. Crafted for durability and longevity, this collection is sure to create a cherished location wherever it’s placed.

outdoor dining table and six chairs styled on a covered outdoor space

The Serengeti Collection comprises eight pieces: an armchair, a rectangular dining table, a lounge chair, an ottoman, a 2-seat sofa, a 2-seat sofa with canopy, a rectangular cocktail table, and a square side table. Colorways are offered in Gazelle, Horizon, and Tusk for the armchair, and Gazelle for the lounge chair and two-seat sofas. Cushions are available in the full range of JANUS et Cie’s outdoor-friendly textiles.

two-seater sofa, armchair, coffee table, side table outdoors

“This collaboration has been an extraordinary opportunity to share in Starck’s vision of a distinctively nature-inspired collection forged in excellence at all stages of development to withstand the elements and be enjoyed for generations to come,” said Carolina Zhang, Vice President of Product Development for JANUS et Cie. “He worked in concert with our team to bring his vision to reality by sourcing the very best materials, engineering with precision, and rigorously testing for endurance.”

armchair and side table outdoors on a deck

dining table and chairs outdoors on a deck

outdoor chairs forming a circle around a firepit

dining table and chairs outdoors on a patio

dining table and chairs styled outdoors under a large tree at sunset

light wood outdoor dining table with six dining chairs

wood and canvas outdoor dining chair

light wood outdoor table

light wood and canvas outdoor armchair

light wood and canvas outdoor ottoman

light wood and canvas outdoor two-seater sofa

light wood outdoor table

To learn more about the Serengeti collection, visit

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.