At every Maison et Objet trade fair, Viteo, the now famous the Austrian brand of outdoor furniture/designs , comes up with a new design rather than 20.
That design is very often my preferred novelty of the show and is always super sleek . So here it is: last week Viteo presented Cementum line. The range includes with a low bench, low table . What I loved is the slot inserted at the end of the low table allowing for a grill or a fire pit. www.Viteo.at
I am in total shock over the events in India and feel it even more important we value calm, loving surroundings that we are very privileged to enjoy!
I found this great outdoor fire-pit designed by http://www.insidethegreenroom.co.uk ... they designed this outdoor space [as others they to their credit] with areal sense of gathering.
My grand parents and my mother were interior designers and forged my view on what is good decorating.I believe its ultimate value is not to show of money or means or even trendiness but to make your place one people will be happier in.
My friend Azra and I have a ritual : an almost weekly drink at the local pub ...always outside ....even if it is cold and drizzles...even if we are the only ones! Turns out people end up joining us as they pop out for a cigarette...all end up talking. In this day and age that should be encouraged. So if eco reasons call for a ban on heated parasols, can we revert to good old outdoor fires? I am all for that!
At the very top end of the market is the work by Cathy Azria . This artist/sculptor is re-inventing the bonfire for the urban garden. Built to special commission, her fires form the heart of an 'outdoor room'. Running on mains gas, they can be designed into a chimney or built into fireproof/frost proof vessels.LINK here