Outdoor Design Week

With flexible living zones made of aluminium and wooden details, you can spend the whole summer outdoors with Fast.

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A short film that lures you into the green: When it comes to furniture that makes gardens even more beautiful and cosy, with Italian company Fast, you’ve come to the right place

Fresh air, nature and sunshine – all right at your doorstep. Now that we are spending so much more time at home, the importance of gardens has increased tremendously in the current corona situation. Gardens allow us to escape our own four walls and provide a natural refuge of calm and relaxation.

Gardens have always played this role, but now, we suddenly appreciate them even more. This became apparent to me on a recent visit to a legendary house and garden: the writer Marcel Proust spent his childhood summers in the small French village of Illiers-Combray. He describes his memories in the famous novel In Search of Lost Time. The garden where the Proust family convened in the afternoon for tea and cakes has remained practically unchanged to this day – a splendid time capsule. How fortunate are those who have a garden of their own! But feeling completely at home there depends on a multitude of factors, including the way we furnish and equip these special spaces.

Variety is the spice of life: Ria is an outdoor seating furniture family that brings the cosiness of the living room into the garden. The collection includes armchairs, a classic chair, a lounge chair, two- and three-seater sofas and a daybed

Garden state: Fast | News

Variety is the spice of life: Ria is an outdoor seating furniture family that brings the cosiness of the living room into the garden. The collection includes armchairs, a classic chair, a lounge chair, two- and three-seater sofas and a daybed

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The Italian company Fast is a good source when it comes to furniture that makes gardens even more beautiful and appealing. Architects and designers are not the only ones who cherish the company’s renowned contemporary classic, whose stylised branch-like structure resembles an organic object. We are of course talking about the ‘Forest’ garden chair by Robby Cantarutti & Partners. The chair has been one of Fast’s bestsellers since 2007 and can now be found in private gardens as well as on the terraces of numerous bars and restaurants. Made entirely of aluminium – the main material used in furniture by Fast – Forest is now also available in new versions featuring Iroko wood. Fine Iroko wood is utilised for the legs of the chair and the armchair as well as for the runners of the rocking chair.

The modular Mosaiko table series can be arranged freestanding or in groups. The free choice of colour, shape and dimensions of different tables allows exciting combinations to be created

Garden state: Fast | News

The modular Mosaiko table series can be arranged freestanding or in groups. The free choice of colour, shape and dimensions of different tables allows exciting combinations to be created

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Other new items include three beautifully designed and varied products that not only cut a fine figure as solo pieces, but also harmonise well as a group: First there is Ria, a family of outdoor seating furniture in 14 colours that brings a cosy living room atmosphere into the garden. The design was created by Alberto Lievore, who has collaborated with Fast for many years.

Best Newcomer: the washable and weather-resistant Onda rugs are made of polypropylene and offered in two sizes and three colour variations

Garden state: Fast | News

Best Newcomer: the washable and weather-resistant Onda rugs are made of polypropylene and offered in two sizes and three colour variations

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Fast have made use of rope – yes, rope – for the first time in the Ria series. The backrest area of the light and sturdy aluminium frame is either partially or completely wrapped in a polypropylene rope mesh, which gives the chair a pleasant feel. This collection of seating furniture includes armchairs, a lounge chair, two- and three-seat sofas and a daybed. To enhance comfort, additional cushions made of fabric are available for the Ria family, including a waterproof version. And, undoubtedly, those who spend many hours outdoors in the garden, reading a book or chatting with good friends will greatly appreciate being able to sit or lie in the same cushioned comfort as on an indoor sofa.

The internationally popular Forest garden chair, designed by Robby Cantarutti & Partners, can already be considered a modern classic. With its stylised branch structure, it looks like a piece of nature itself

Garden state: Fast | News

The internationally popular Forest garden chair, designed by Robby Cantarutti & Partners, can already be considered a modern classic. With its stylised branch structure, it looks like a piece of nature itself

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For the perfect accompaniment: the modular Mosaiko table series, also designed by Alberto Lievore, can be used alone or arranged in clusters. Mosaiko comprises five tables in different shapes, heights and widths. The table tops are available in monochrome or speckled aluminium. The different colours, shapes and dimensions can be combined to create a variety of handy surfaces.

Cutting a fine figure indoors and out: Forest is also available with matching upholstery and in a rocking chair version with wooden sleds

Garden state: Fast | News

Cutting a fine figure indoors and out: Forest is also available with matching upholstery and in a rocking chair version with wooden sleds

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Last but not least, a delightful surprise: Fast has now also launched its first outdoor rug collection. Made of polypropylene, the rectangular Onda rugs are available in two sizes (3 x 2 m and 4 x 3 m) and three colour variations. They are washable and weather-proof – important properties regardless of whether you use them at home or for projects in the contract sector.

My personal recommendation: Ria as a daybed, plus two Mosaiko tables in the colours Green Tea and Maracuja, along with Onda in the colour Sunset – and then the first volume of Marcel Proust’s recollections. A guaranteed source of pleasure and enjoyment for a long time to come!

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