Patricia Urquiola’s Canasta Seating was developed with B&B Italia specifically as a comprehensive outdoor collection. Urquiola’s interest in woven forms and patterns characterizes all of the pieces – from the collection’s Canasta moniker (Spanish for “basket”) referencing the form to the abstract yet figural upholstery and textile-like patterns offered for the cushions and ceramic table tops. Urquiola has fabulously reinterpreted the traditional Viennese Thonet straw/cane weave by dramatically enlarging this iconic, ubiquitous repetitive pattern as Canasta’s structure – achieved for outdoor use by fabricating the wide woven strips in white or bronze polyethylene. The openings in the weave engender levity within the form, allowing space to pass through the pieces. To obtain the expert level of craftsmanship, B&B actually creates Canasta in the Philippines – known and celebrated for its centuries-old tradition of three-dimensional weaving.
The Canasta collection includes a sofa in two sizes; a sculptural ovoid sofa; two sizes of lounge chair; a dining chair; an adjustable chaise lounge; and, reminiscent of her playful 2002 collection of Fat Fat-Lady Fat tables, a group of similarly-shaped side and coffee tables. All of the Canasta woven pieces function on an extraordinarily sculptural level; the collection also includes complementary rectilinear low and dining-height tables that feature wonderfully graphic surfaces in ceramic tile that mimic several of the textile patterns and colors available for the cushions for the Canasta woven seating pieces.
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CN98PA/High Back Lounge:
38.6” width, 30.75” depth, 48.4” height; seat height is 15”
CN98PB/Low Back Lounge:
38.6” width, 29.9” depth, 35” height; seat height is 15”
24” width, 24.75” depth, 28.75” height; seat height is 18.1”
76.4” width, 41.75” depth, 35” height; seat height is 15”
90.1” width, 41.75” depth, 35” height; seat height is 15”
CN101L/Adjustable Chaise Lounge:
39.75” width, 78.75” depth, 14.1” height
CN160P1 Ovoid Sofa:
70.9” width, 73.25” depth, 34.25” height; seat height is 12.25”
CN160P1/W/C Medium Sofa + Castors + Canopy:
70.9” width, 73.25” depth, 34.25” height; seat height is 12.25” – with extended canopy 70.9” width, 41.4” depth, 55.1” height