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Pablo Outdoor Sofa

c. 2022

by Vincent Van Duysen
for B&B Italia Outdoor

Pablo Outdoor Sofa

by Vincent Van Duysen
for  B&B Italia Outdoor

or Call to Order

The Pablo Outdoor Sofa from B&B Italia Outdoor is an evolu­tion of Van Duysen’s Pablo lounge series designed for indoor use. The same inno­v­a­tive propor­tions and sophis­ti­cated balance are now brought to the outdoors. 

The soul of the project lies within the wood frame, for which Pablo Outdoor, made of teak, is ideal. Teak ages natu­rally when exposed to the elements and easily returns to its original condition. 

The designer addresses many tech­ni­cal solu­tions to simplify care and main­te­nance, includ­ing the sofa’s rear fabric panels. The panels are secured with anchors and rods, making removal effort­less. Fully customiz­able, the fabric cover, back, and seat cushion are all avail­able in B&B Italia Outdoor’s exten­sive collec­tion of fabrics. 

Pablo’s cush­ions are excep­tion­ally comfort­able. The sofa’s seat is almost mattress-like, with gener­ous padding and ample space, making it the perfect place to lounge alone or share with others.

The Pablo Outdoor Sofa is part of our quick-ship program. Please see the spec sheet to the left for quick-ship details or call 800.886.0867 for more information.


Vincent Van Duysen


Vincent Van Duysen is a master of simplicity. His architecture and interior projects reveal his emphasis on form, material, light, and landscape. Whether constructed of wood, brick, or concrete, his structures stimulate quiet moments of reflection and beauty, framing the user as they walk up a staircase, offering an unexpected view of the surrounding terrain, or collecting light as it comes and goes. There is vitality in every detail, even if the overall impression of his work is minimalist and stark.

The Belgian talent, who worked at Ettore Sottsass’s studio in the late 1980’s before starting his own studio in Antwerp, approaches his industrial design work in a similar way. Every piece Van Duysen creates, whether the modular Surface table for B&B Italia or the Ratio kitchen for Dada, is an extension of the interior where it will live. The designs are therefore always functional and user-friendly. They also carry the same emphasis on natural materials and simple shapes without unnecessary adornment that defines Van Duysen’s architecture.

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