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Specsheet > Aesthetic Outdoor Furniture Built To Last

New street furniture that is as aesthetically pleasing as its residential counterparts – these options can survive all four seasons with ease. Outdoor Collection SP01 Designed by Australian designer Tom Fereday and made in Italy, SP01's outdoor collection comprises an elegant series of powder-coated bent-steel wire chairs, small and large occasional tables and vibrantly-hued stools. Each design is available in a number of bright colors and surfaces, from millennial pink to forest green to White Carrara and Black Marquina-honed marble. Matera Outdoor Marble Tables Paola Navone for Baxter Black and speckled white marble are suspended in resin to form a unique table series. It is available in six various heights and diameters. Pantelleria Sofa DIMORESTUDIO for The Future Perfect Brightly adorned with a red-striped cushion, this sofa was designed to emulate the comfort of interior furniture in an exterior environment. It is composed of curved painted metal with wooden armrests on either side. Virus Extremis Flemish furniture designer Dirk Wynants designed different versions of a playful picnic table based on an identical seating frame for two to five people, aptly dubbing the collection “Virus.” The compact design of small-to-medium-size seating is a solution for inhabiting smaller living spaces. Cala Doshi Levien for Kettal Inspired by the iconic Emmanuelle chair, this high-backed armchair is fashioned from an open weave rope that offers structure while maintaining transparency. The design affords 34 color options for the aluminum frame and 19 options for the rope. Cyclone Lounger Uhuru Inspired by the Cyclone rollercoaster, the design of this chaise resurrects the form of one of Coney Island’s original rides. It is crafted from reclaimed Ipe wood taken from the iconic, demolished boardwalk that was first installed in the late 1940s and since then has weathered the sun, salt, and snow for 70 years. The metal is finished with a low-VOC powder coat finish.
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NYC Department of Design and Construction Launches Program to Support Local Designers

Last May New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced a new initiative, NYC X Design, to promote New York's design community, an economic sector that includes more than 40,000 designers of various disciplines, according to official figures. As an outgrowth of NYC X Design, today the Department of Design and Construction (DDC) launched a new pilot project called Built/NYC, which provides $400,000 in capital funding for custom furniture, lighting, or textile designs in up to 20 city building projects. Council Speaker Quinn's office provided the funding for the project, and at a press conference today held at the NoHo design store, The Future Perfect, Speaker Quinn argued that the initiative would support both local designers and local manufacturers and help maintain a diverse economy. Interested designers can respond to an new RFQ, which would place them on a pre-qualified list to be considered for custom pieces for projects like new libraries, community centers, or fire houses (architects for the building projects sit on the selection committee).  According to Victoria Milne, Director of creative services for DDC, designers will retain copyright to the designs, allowing them to potentially sell their objects to other municipalities or to bring them to market through a manufacturer. Industrial and interior designer Harry Allen praised the program for giving opportunities to local designers. He said that New York is "an amazing creative city, but also a hard city." Built/NYC will serve as a new way for industrial, lighting, and textile designers to break into public work. Quinn demonstrated her love of design by complimenting Allen on his slip-on Converse Jack Purcell shoes and she gushed about the wares on display at the The Future Perfect. She warned the assembled reporters to be careful in the store. "If you break it, you buy it," she joked.