When conceiving the Palmera collection for Pavilion, Stark Scott Studio took inspiration from a classic summer vibe – relaxing in the contoured embrace of a hammock while watching the dazzling shadow-play created as sunlight streams through palm trees. Wanting to deliver a similar “sense of place,” the designers studied ancient Caribbean hammock-making techniques and translated them into Palmera’s (Spanish for palm tree) sculptural wireframe seat.
Suspended from a continuous-line frame, the sling-like seat is comprised of 28 curved steel rods that are first laid by hand and then bonded into place with 148 resistance welds – an approach that blends handcraft with modern manufacturing processes. The expressive lines and tapered legs lend an appearance reminiscent of palm fronds, while the dimensions of the chairs (and matching tables) are carefully calculated to feel generous and roomy but also efficient for use in contract and hospitality settings, where space is a premium. A thickly padded cushion coupled with the precise seat heights and recline angles enhance the tranquility of an afternoon in the sun. Along with a rocking chair, lounge chair and ottoman, Palmera from Pavilion includes a dining chair and three dining tables plus coffee and side tables.