Our new SUMMERLAND collection by Richard Frinier is an artful combination of the classic and the contemporary. With its tapering lines, gracious curves and gently arching armrests, the collection looks right at home in the most traditional of settings. At the same time, its clean lines and subtly stylish details — including externalized rear supports and exposed, powder-coated die-cast aluminum legs — mark SUMMERLAND as a thoroughly modern creation. Perhaps that’s why Frinier, a master of outdoor furniture design and longtime DEDON collaborator, describes it as a “neo-classic”.
Inspired in part by a small enclave on the central coast of California — a place of calm, community and stunning natural beauty — SUMMERLAND embodies the warmth, comfort and conviviality of its namesake. Its two colors ways were chosen for their easy-going appeal and suitability to a wide range of environments, indoors or out. Tamari — a rich, tonal brown — reflects the earth and gives depth to the overall woven form. Bleach — a DEDON classic — offers a subtler, lighter interpretation of the design. The SUMMERLAND collection includes armchair, lounge chair, two-seater sofa and adjustable beach chair on wheels, as well as large and small dining table and cocktail table.