Alfresco Tech: Outdoor Furniture Embraces New Materials and Methods

Why not 3D-knit a nylon chair? Designers today are applying a wide range of new technologies and materials to outdoor products.

Innovative technology isn’t the first thing to come to mind when we talk about outdoor lifestyles, yet manufacturers and designers are turning to sophisticated materials and techniques. Take Moroso’s tent chair, for example, which is produced by 3D knitting; or Royal Botania’s Palma umbrella, which uses an hidden opening mechanism. Here is a selection of cutting-edge products that provide ease and comfort outdoors.

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