OUTDOOR ‘ MANILA’ CHAIR BY PAOLA NAVONE FOR BAXTER
With a slender structure and an exotic silhouette, this outdoor chair by Italian designer Navone is designed to bring glamour to gardens. A large part of its visual strength is thanks to its handpicked materials – manila reed tubing (which gives the project its name), oxidised copper for the frame, and leather-wrapped technical cord for the woven seat. In order to protect the chair from the elements, a special leather tanning technique and Indian ink dye have been used, which limit the ageing and fading caused by UV rays. This extra protection ensures this design will last many summers. £7,056, Silvera (silveraltd.co.uk; baxter.it).