Published on : Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Agave is born out of the partnership between Ethimo and Mattia Albicini, a collection of tables and chairs whose lines draw inspiration from the sinuous forms of the leaves of the eponymous plant. The collection overcomes the boundaries of outdoor and indoor, and suggests unprecedented interpretations to enhance the interiors.
Agave goes beyond its ‘natural setting’, the place for which it was conceived, and its concept takes on new meanings: created to be placed outdoor, the collection exalts the living environment with style and refinement. It presents an outdoor furniture collection which is also at home indoors, to create a sophisticated and unexpected space.
The solid teak, which makes up the elements of the family, is painstakingly crafted by Ethimo, to recreate the soft movements, the thin profiles and silky surface of Agave. Then, just like leaves let water run off their surface, the design by Mattia Albicini comes with a shallow groove on the symmetry lines, which acts as a drainage system as well as an elegant decorative detail.
The almost ‘sartorial’ workmanship of the wood reaches its maximum expression in the lounge armchair and in the dining chair, where the continuous effect between the seat and the backrest create such a sinuous style that the frame seems to be made from the material itself.
With Agave, Ethimo reflects the evolution of contemporary living and interprets it in a new way of thinking about space, in a stimulating play between indoor and outdoor. Agave thus becomes the ideal collection for those who want to enrich the outdoor environment with the sophistication of interior design and to personalise the indoor space in a surprising way with a new ambiance.