Milan designer Francesco Meda and Madrid’s David Lopez Quincoces joined creative forces to devise the Lademadera outdoor collection for Gandia Blasco. A celebration of the natural beauty of teak wood, the collection introduces a new material to the brand, whose primary medium has long been aluminum.
Designed to complement and respect rather than dominate outdoor settings, the pieces in the Lademadera collection are built around a handsome natural teak base that transitions from sofa to armchair to coffee table and is partnered with sleek powder-coated black aluminum. Both materials are durable, weather-resistant and 100 per cent recyclable: the teak is FSC-certified and chosen from controlled plantations with strict reforestation procedures.
Lademadera expresses a simplicity that, according to both designers, has an “aesthetic coherence created by technical and structural details” that add quality and value.
Wood for the furniture is hand-selected to ensure the pieces meet the measurements required. They are then industrially cut, dried in an oven and laminated. Assembly is then carried out by hand as is the final three-stage sanding process.
The Lademadera outdoor collection includes five elements – three sofas (a one-seater lounge chair and two- and three-seater sofas) and coffee tables in two different heights and shapes, which allow them to be overlapped. Seats and backrests are made from Gravidry filtering polyurethane foam rubber and topped with padding. Removable covers are made from technical outdoor fabrics from Kvadrat, Sunbrella and Dedar Milano, as well as Reviva’s 100 per cent recycled and recyclable PET fabrics.