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The Bella Outdoor Collection by Carsten Astheimer is Warm and Modern

By: Meghan Young - Published: Aug 22, 2013 • References: astheimerltd and contemporist
The Bella Outdoor Collection strikes the perfect balance between traditional warmth and contemporary sleekness. It is predominantly fashioned out of wood, save for the aluminum metal framing its perimeter and forming the legs. Through the use of such a frame, the overall wooden design is contained without feeling trapped. The Bella Outdoor Collection celebrates its materials in a simple and stylish way.

Designed by product designer Carsten Astheimer for furniture manufacturer Gloster, the Bella Outdoor Collection challenges the concept of classic outdoor designs. As written on Contemporist, "Fundamental to the design of Bella is its highly sculptured seat and back made from a series of shaped, laminated teak slats. Unique within outdoor furniture, this feature provides a three-dimensional form, making Bella not only elegant, but also supremely comfortable."