A bicolour frame, an structure designed to be clean at sight thanks to doing without the ubiquitous 2 bars on the backrest, and a unique woven pattern are both the starting point and the objective for Tresse , the new collection of outdoor sofas and dining designed by French duo Normal Studio for Maiori.
Creating a ageless design able to blend, yet bringing the usual industrial efficient minimalism and rationality existing on the French studio work has been a constant chase all through the project development, including the design of the wicker pattern that needed to be one-of-a-kind, and that has been specifically commissioned for the collection. As Jean Francoise Dinjian and Eloï Chafai state, “As designers we have different ways to approach a project, in this case we chose to start from the processes Maiori have, and then work to unify them into one design that compiles all those values and translate them for the user in terms of comfort and quality. Working with the weavers and defining the patterns according to their craft knowledge was fascinating. We first created the Armchair, trying to find the balances and the structural points, then we apply this same principles to the sofa and the rest of pieces”
Tresse includes a relax single and loveseat sofas and matching side and coffee tables, as well as a dining set of armchairs and tables consistent with Maiori’s philosophy of offering multi-category collections that bring unity to the garden and outdoor spaces.
Tresse will debut on IFFS this March and will be available on the market by end spring 2018.