Some exterior space demands dark coloured furniture, such as black or charcoal, which can also be a practical choice as it masks stains and dirt well. Black or charcoal coloured furniture however often absorb light and dominates an outdoor space. Large pieces in black or charcoal also retain heat and may cause discomfort in the full summer sun.
A design solution to this problem is to reduce the surface area that is in black or charcoal. This can be done by crafting an open weave with synthetic wicker or in the case of black powder-coated aluminium, by placing the aluminium slats sparsely, therefore creating as much open space possible that exposes the object it contains or its surrounds.
The Elan living set in PR3 embodies this design philosophy with its open weave that highlight its plush cushions and letting light pass through it. This charcoal coloured piece provides a light and airy feel to any outdoor area.
Crafted from 3mm charcoal coloured synthetic wicker that’s been twisted and woven on a sturdy yet slim aluminium frame, the Elan PR3 is proven to be one of the most challenging pieces to craft. The texture created from the twisted synthetic wicker also exudes an organic and weathered feel that simply complements any coastal or country casual space.