Marina – seemingly endless picnic tableDaniel Fountain Daniel Fountain https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/28f17893c9d95fdef8d92a5aa8c6423f?s=96&d=mm&r=g
Available to purchase from exterior-interior is Marina Beach, the newest Marina Collection by Bruno Fattorini & Partners for Extremis. This collaboration comes to no surprise: Extremis-founder Dirk Wynants and Bruno Fattorini have been friends for years. Fattorini even has Extremis furniture on his own terrace.Different, but true to the core values of Extremis
The new Marina-line is somewhat atypical for Extremis: Bruno Fattorini & Partners put the emphasis on material innovation, whereas Extremis usually puts the togetherness-aspect first. Bruno Fattorini & Partners opted for a picnic table in its most basic shape and made it out of pultrusion glass fibre profiles. This way, see¬mingly endless tables can be created. The composite of glass fibre and polyester is a solid, durable and contemporary material that feels just like wood. However, it is considerably less sensitive to temperature changes and humidity. Due to the good quality of the material, the weight of the design is relatively low.
The Marina line
Theoretically speaking, the picnic table from the new Marina-line is unlimited in length. It is made in one piece and is truly the show¬stopper in Milan. In this particular design, we once again see the ‘Tools for Togetherness’ philosophy of Extremis: having a bunch of people over for a picnic was never easier. The seemingly endless table is perfect for entertaining large groups of guests, friends and family. The piece of furniture is up to 12 m long, so that around 40 people can take place at once.
The Marina picnic set is also available without the attached seating benches to create a free-standing table. What makes it unique is the fact that you can put together your own personal picnic scenery. Do you just want attached benches to the table? Or would you rather have detached chairs around it? Both versions are available. Further¬more, a combination of chairs and benches is also possible. This way, a picnic setting is created that is different on each patio. Bruno Fat¬torini & Partners also designed the detached chairs which are in fact based on a captain’s seat – staying true to the naval theme.
The showroom model of the Marina table at the Salone Interna¬zionale del Mobile (which ran from the 17th – 22nd April 2012) was about 12 m long, but the piece of furniture is also available in so-called normal measurements (starting from 2m20). For Extremis it was quite the challenge to be able to create a design that is accessible to great audiences budget wise, without having to discard the functional and design aspect. The fact that one does not need to buy all chairs separately because of the benches is a money-saver.
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© design by Bruno Fattorini & partners voor Extremis, 2012