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Favorite Furniture: Sustainable Teak from an Italian Designer

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Favorite Furniture: Sustainable Teak from an Italian Designer

August 21, 2017

When we recently asked members of the Remodelista + Gardenista Architect/Designer Directory to name their favorite outdoor furniture lines, two designers called our attention to a line of sustainable teak furniture available worldwide under two different names: Synthesis from Unopiù in Italy, and Serene from Henry Hall Designs in the US.

Designed by Italian Marco Dolcino, it’s manufactured in Italy by Unopiù using teak from sustainable plantations in Indonesia. It’s the “all-time favorite” of LA-based interior designer Wendy Haworth, and San Francisco-based landscape architect Scott Lewis is also a fan: “They have a relaxed form and are very comfortable.”

For pricing and purchasing information, contact Unopiù or Henry Hall Designs.

Cafe Gratitude by Wendy Haworth | Gardenista

Above: Haworth used the Synthesis Chair from Unopiù in the patio seating area of Café Gratitude in LA’s Newport Beach. “I love all the pieces,” she says. “The chairs are sturdy and comfortable, and there’s an optional cushion but it’s not necessary.” Photograph by Nicole LaMotte courtesy of Wendy Haworth.

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Above: Scott Lewis nestled four Serene Lounge Chairs from Henry Hall around a firepit in a drought-tolerant landscape in the Napa Valley. Photograph by Scott Lewis Landscape Architecture.

Teak Outdoor Furniture Synthesis from Unopiu / Serene from Henry Hall | Gardenista

Above: The Two-Way Chaise Sofa quickly converts into an adjustable chaise lounge at both ends. (It’s called the Sofa Lettino at Unopiù.)

In addition to the teak wood, the Synthesis/Serene line is made with Waprolace, a handwoven synthetic fiber that is waterproof and fully recyclable.

Teak Outdoor Furniture Synthesis from Unopiu / Serene from Henry Hall | Gardenista

Above: The Chaise (Unopiù’s Stackable Sun Lounger) is shown here with the Rectangle Side Table (Unopiù’s Coffee Table with Handles).

Cushions are available for most pieces in off-white, beige, and custom colors.

Teak Outdoor Furniture Synthesis from Unopiu / Serene from Henry Hall | Gardenista

Above: The lounger adjusts to six different positions and is available with optional cushions and a headrest.

Teak Outdoor Furniture Synthesis from Unopiu / Serene from Henry Hall | Gardenista

Above: The Adjustable Lounge Chair (or Folding Deck Chair) is adjustable to three positions.

Teak Outdoor Furniture Synthesis from Unopiu / Serene from Henry Hall | Gardenista

Above: Henry Hall’s Coffee Table (or Unopiu’s Rectangular Coffee Table).

Teak Outdoor Furniture Synthesis from Unopiu / Serene from Henry Hall | Gardenista

Above: The short, stackable Side Table (Unopiù’s Rectangular Coffee Table With Handles).

Teak Outdoor Furniture Synthesis from Unopiu / Serene from Henry Hall | Gardenista

Above: A detail of the woven Waprolace on the Armless Club Chair (or Lounge Chair Low) with Pedestal Dining Table (Unopiù’s Square Lounge Table ).

Teak Outdoor Furniture Synthesis from Unopiu / Serene from Henry Hall | Gardenista

Above: Dining chairs surround the Square Dining Table (Unopiu’s Square table).

Teak Outdoor Furniture Synthesis from Unopiu / Serene from Henry Hall | Gardenista

Above: The Dining Arm Chair and Dining Side Chair, or Small Armchair and Chair at Unopiù.

Teak Outdoor Furniture Synthesis from Unopiu / Serene from Henry Hall | Gardenista

Above: The Lounge Sofa with Arms (Unopiù’s Sofa 210) is shown with three seat cushions and three back cushions next to the adjustable Club Chair (Unopiù’s Armchair).

See our directory members’ other picks in Outdoor Furniture Roundup: Architects’ 10 Favorite Collections.

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