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Industrial Outdoor Furniture

The Metal Mesh Garden Sofa by Patricia Urquiola Filters Light

— April 30, 2014 — Art & Design
At first glance, the Metal Mesh Garden Sofa does not look like it is made out of metal mesh, but more traditional rattan. Essentially, it is a modern update from the latter material, which is often synonymous with outdoor furniture designs. Although it maintains a similar texture, the Metal Mesh Garden Sofa is given a more industrial appeal rather than a natural one.

Designed by Patricia Urquiola for Kettal, the Metal Mesh Garden Sofa was created with light in mind more than texture. The slitted design allows light to flow in and out, filtering them for pretty patterns and airiness. Inspired by architecture, the is finished with comfy cushions. It is perfect for patios in the city.
Trend Themes
1. Industrial Outdoor Furniture - Disruptive Innovation Opportunity: Develop outdoor furniture designs that combine industrial appeal with modern materials, such as metal mesh.
2. Modern Rattan Replacement - Disruptive Innovation Opportunity: Create outdoor furniture designs that mimic the texture and style of traditional rattan, but with modern materials that offer durability and longevity.
3. Light-focused Designs - Disruptive Innovation Opportunity: Explore outdoor furniture designs that prioritize light filtration and create beautiful patterns, enhancing both aesthetics and functionality.
Industry Implications
1. Furniture Manufacturing - Disruptive Innovation Opportunity: Introduce new manufacturing techniques and materials to the industry, allowing for the creation of innovative outdoor furniture designs.
2. Home and Garden Retail - Disruptive Innovation Opportunity: Curate a collection of outdoor furniture that features modern materials and designs, targeting urban dwellers looking for stylish and functional pieces for their patios.
3. Architectural Design - Disruptive Innovation Opportunity: Collaborate with furniture designers to incorporate light-focused principles into outdoor furniture, blurring the lines between architecture and furniture design.
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