Panama is a collection of furniture for courtyards, gardens and terraces with an aesthetic that is informed by metal wire structures normally used for producing wicker objects. Observing the detailing of this collection more closely and the formal expression of these structures that feature wire mesh the various elements of Panama are easily identified.
This inspiration is even more evident with the bases of the sofas and armchairs which in their case include a strap woven between the wires for the lower part which is exactly the same as the way wicker baskets and other hand made objects are made using this natural fibre. The inspiration is subtly legible by being reinterpreted in a contemporary design idiom.
Made from specially treated aluminium to withstand inclement weather conditions the Panama collection is ideal as furniture for courtyards and the creation of lounge, outdoor dining areas and bars for all types of contract applications and residential projects. The straps just like the fabrics are made using solution-dyed acrylic which prolongs colour resistance outdoors. The fabrics of the upholstered pieces are waterproofed and feature thermo-sealed seams to avoid humidity penetration. In addition they are removable to facilitate cleaning. The straps are highly resistant maintaining their rigidity even when in constant exposure to outdoor conditions. The furniture doesn’t need any additional covering for protection.
Designed by the Italian studio Meneghello Paolelli Associati, the Panama collection is characterised by the contrast between the lightness of the aluminium wire and the warmth of the upholstered elements. This collection of furniture for courtyards, large terraces and landscape areas can easily adapt to contemporary or more period style settings lending a modern feel.
By Meneghello Paolelli Associati