Kettal Celebrates 50 Years of Iconic Design at Downtown Design – Collaborations with Doshi-Levien, Jasper Morrison, Patricia Urquiola and Bouroullec brothers.
In 1966, Manuel Alorda began Kettal and thus, has been designing and manufacturing outdoor furniture for the past 5 decades. While Kettal’s predominate material source is aluminum, it has not been without a combination of skilled engineering and creativity to manufacture the innovative pieces that contain a level of aesthetics while serving functionally and durability.
Experience their incredible design legacy at this year’s Downtown Design, in Dubai.
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Roll Chair – Patricia Urquiola
This ironic intervention on conventional upholstery converts a regular backrest into two independent wraps connected by colourful straps. A simple aluminum structure frames the protagonist of this chair, the cushions. The straps are connected to the main structure by two pins that can be easily removed, allowing the user to store the cushions during the winter. The seat cushion is supported by a semi-transparent micro fabric.
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Stampa Club Armchair – Bouroullec Brothers
Stampa is a full-blooded aluminum armchair combining diverse manufacturing techniques. The injection-molded ring connects the stamped seat, the back, and the hydro-formed legs, reinforcing the shell. A calyx shaped metal shell is inhabited by carefully organized punched holes. This allows for the creation of delicate shapes that recall textile sensations and are robust enough to stand the test of time and outdoor environments.
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Riva Collection – Jasper Morrison
The Riva collection of outdoor furniture is above all about achieving a certain atmosphere for the better enjoyment of outdoor space. The plank construction follows a long and varied line of precedents, and offers a high level of comfort and good looks. The collection comprises dining armchairs, club armchair, dining tables, two seater and three seater sofa, small tables and deckchair, all made in teak.
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