I’m still pleasantly surprised at all the color at this year’s show. I had heard a rumor that there would be lots of glossy black things. Wrong. And, as Yoda would say, “Happy I am.” When we first turned the corner and spotted the Emu Outdoor Collection, we thought, “meh.” But then, soon after (quite soon), I thought of a French garden and happiness. Emu’s new collection is a delight.
Gee, what a surprise that Patricia Urquiola (Arthur took my picture with her standing behind me yesterday – you can’t see her face, but her hair looks nice. Maybe I’ll post it later) designed the Re-Trouv?© Collection. Again, here is her wonderful use of color. It’s nice to see feminine designs in a contemporary world.
Paola Navone designed the Ivy Collection. It’s comprised of wire-woven sofas, chairs and tables. Several tables have ceramic tiles, which can be rearranged to suit the mood. This was Arthur’s favorite. Urquiola’s was a bit too girlie for him. I can understand that.
Finally, we both fell in love with this LED, outdoor floor lamp designed by Chiaramonte and Marin. It’s difficult to really appreciate it in a photo. The arms are light and flexible and sway in the wind. Ah, to be in a tropical climate on a hot summer night by the pool with this lamp reflecting romance. Was that last comment just a bit too over-the-top?
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