Innovative contemporary outdoor design is underrated heavily by the consumers for a variety of reasons, yet designers are always bringing up concepts, are trying to renew somehow the old feel of the 90`s that is still felt in the parks worldwide.
We love the classic benches we love the warmth of the wood and the classic dark colors used in parks in order to keep the subordinate relation between green > black overall.
Even so, there are a few out there that are managing to give more attention to the outdoor design, for them, and for the rest of us, in order to keep on feeding our imagination with amazing designs and concepts we are presenting you today the Hopper Table and Seats realized by Extremis.
Extremis ia a Belgian brand, company that is specialized in outdoor furniture, we invite to throw a look on their website. We promote contemporary outdoor design for the new generations, new outdoors competitions for plaza`s markets and public spaces in general should start evolve and include a new face as well. Architecture has gone all organic and futuristic, yet most of our benches are from 1900, we highly appreciate them, do not get us wrong; but it`s worth considering…evolution, at least for the new areas.
The Hopper Table can be considered an original project for two things in particular, first of all, the two benches and the table are united, creating one object that is easy to move around and looks a little bit more interesting. The second thing would be the finish of the table, the warmth of the table is still felt but the white stark used on the relation between counters seems two much for a green environment for example. It would get dirty first of all and it would contrast heavily with the surroundings. On the other hand, that stark white placed in a white background, a white pavement, would create a small illusion, it would seem like the counters are floating above the ground, an interesting image I`d say.
I personally highly appreciate contemporary outdoor design even if it`s highly underrated, of course most of us would not spend too much on outdoor furniture; outdoor furniture that is used only 4-5 times a month when it`s warm and comfortable outside.If you`re thinking like this, it`s not worth it, but if you`re honest with yourself, your iPhone or Smartphone is not worth it either, they`re cheaper and better alternatives.
Leaving the price aside, it has one pragmatic pro argument, it can be easily moved, feature that we highly appreciate, but it has a huge con argument as well: not anyone is in great shape to lift or swing the leg every time to get in,if someone is already seated on the bench on which you`re going to sit you will get him dirty, or you`ll get the bench dirty. Even if it`s a young family, the gesture needed to get in will get annoying sooner then you think.