Design & Architecture

The beauty of functionality


The Kettal Pavilion carries both style and shelter to outdoor areas

Words by Aneesha Rai in Design & Architecture · Apr 16th, 2019

Designed by Patricia Urquiola, the Vimini provides you with a comfortable piece of wicker furniture perfect for dining out. On asking Urquiola about her inspiration behind the chair, she explained, “The Vimini collection came about following a conversation we had about Nanna Ditzel and her Basket chair; apart from both being designed by women, we have much in common.” 

On Vimini, Urquiola stated, “We called it Vimini because it means wicker in Italian and it sounds like Bimini, an island I like. We used just the right amount of outdoor wicker with a rougher wooden frame. It doesn’t have the same modernist spirit as the Basket but it’s familiar enough that, when you get close, it stirs a memory and makes you feel at home. That’s what it was, more or less—an object of memory.”

As far as the Kettal pavilions are concerned, they seek to bring order, form and structure to outdoor areas and are designed to provide shelter and protection from the rain and wind. The pavilions comprise a variety of items, including a single or double structure and a range of ceiling models. 

Urquiola is a Spanish architect based in Milan who stands out for the original designs of objects and furniture that she produces for the best and most important international firms. She deisgns of some of the most emblematic pieces in the current range for Kettal, the most characteristic, being the Maia collection. 

Images & content courtesy Kettal. Available at Obegi Home. 

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