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.”
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.
In addition to the teak wood, the Synthesis/Serene line is made with Waprolace, a handwoven synthetic fiber that is waterproof and fully recyclable.
Cushions are available for most pieces in off-white, beige, and custom colors.
Above: The lounger adjusts to six different positions and is available with optional cushions and a headrest.
See our directory members’ other picks in Outdoor Furniture Roundup: Architects’ 10 Favorite Collections.