Published on : Tuesday, January 31, 2017
The Caribe furniture range, made for German brand Ames, is a new outdoor collection by Sebastian Herkner produced by Colombian craftsmen. It uses bright contrasting weaving technique to bring a “Caribbean mood” to the environment.
Strands of brightly-coloured plastic are wrapped around a tubular steel framework to form interlaced tabletops and seats. The collection includes a dining and lounge chair as well as a set of sidetables. Round tables feature woven “skirts” that wrap around the legs, while chairs have stripe-patterned backs made from wrapped plastic threads.
Herkner says, “They are handmade, they might have imperfections, but they have their specific beauty. On the one hand, our environment is becoming more and more transparent and connected, but on the other hand, we appreciate real tactility and values.”
The Studio developed six colour combinations which represents the spirit and lifestyle of Colombia. Each piece from the collection is hand-woven in one of six colour combinations, including bright contrasts between orange and blue, and green and pink.
Made of basic structural steel and coloured plastic tubes, the Caribe collection reflects the culture of Colombia – the joy and hospitality.