Mark McMenamin -- Interior Design, 2/1/2013 2:00:00 AM
Patricia Urquiola unearths the natural connection between architecture and industrial design with Cottage, a daybed for Kettal. The Interior Design Hall of fame member calls it “the definitive refuge in which to enjoy the outdoors.” Indeed, it’s a retreat suitable for the tropics as well as the mountains. The 8-foot-high aluminum frame is offered in 27 powder-coated colors, including Texture White. The slatted “elevations” can be specified in aluminum or meranti, a hardwood indigenous to Southeast Asia. Inside,a shelf of the same wood serves the 83-inch-wide cushion, which has an adjustable backrest for two. Woven-PVC flaps can roll down and the sheer polyester curtains drawn to shield the sun or wind.