In today’s highlight from the Salone del Mobile, I’m falling over myself to get my hands on the latest collection from HAY. I’ve noticed a real shift in the attention paid to outdoor furniture this year, no doubt inspired by the launch of the Palissade Collection, a collaboration between brothers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec and HAY. Sticking closely to their commitment to produce good design made accessible for a larger audience, the new collection features thirteen different pieces to suit a variety of needs and spaces. Instantly drawn to the olive green colour (it also comes in an anthracite and light grey) I love their curved, slatted surfaces, giving a feeling of space which combined with the outdoors blends beautifully, designed to suit natural and urban landscapes alike. Made from powder-coated steel, Palissade includes a sofa, lounge chairs, tables, benches and stools, and in true HAY style looks set to become a design classic in the years to come…
“Since the beginning, it was very clear to me that this collection, these pieces, needed to have a particular aspect, something you could trust. The weight is part of this fact that you could trust a piece like this, you let it in your garden, outside for all the years, you do not care to treat it in a fragile way. For me, these are the types of pieces that stay for a while, and that maybe you would repaint after ten or twenty years.”
– Ronan Bouroullec.
From a contemporary perspective, I could really see this collection working in a courtyard space, with matt black painted walls or fencing and structural grasses and palms. Wouldn’t that be something?