The98.6°F Outdoor Collectionis named after the body temperature we take for granted as "normal" which is in fact our bodies' highly calibrated ability to balance between a temperature too high or too low.
The furniture collection is also deceptively simple in its outward appearance: it is a versatile yet modest collection of wooden chairs and tables for everyday use that has great tectonic sophistication.
SPECIFICATION Available in European oak with a black oil finish. See menus below for further material information.
Crafted at the solar-powered De La Espada factory in Portugal. Designed by a creative partner and rigorously engineered with the support of our in-house product development team and expert craftspeople. Durability, comfort and aesthetics combine for a product that lasts a lifetime.
Timber is sustainable solid wood from Europe, offering long-term repairability of the surface. Natural colour and grain variations in every plank make each piece an individual. Traditional wood joinery bonded with wood glue ensures structural integrity. All finishes are non-toxic and applied by hand, sprayed or rubbed.
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Neri&Hu is an inter-disciplinary award-winning architectural design practice based in Shanghai, China. With their product line, ‘neri&hu’ they seek alternatives to the normative. neri&hu is the reinterpretation of the beauty in the raw material, changing perceptions through what is revealed, examining history and its path, or capturing an ordinary scene in a snapshot.
“We’re designing it in China and having it made in Portugal. Why? Because it’s really just the best craft we’ve seen so far. What we’re saying is that China needs to step out there and show the world that we can also design and create,” Neri&Hu.
BLACK OILED EUROPEAN OAK
Our outdoor furniture is crafted from European white oak from Croatia. White oak from this region has a particularly high tannin content which naturally protects the wood from rot, making it particularly suitable for outdoor furniture. Oak has great density, outstanding durability and simple, understated beauty. We finish the timber with a black oil finish which darkens the grain and deepens the tone of the wood while providing water-repellant protection and a renewable surface for enduring beauty. Wood furniture used outdoors will age and adopt a beautiful silver grey/dark grey patina over time. Damage can be repaired with relative ease, as the timber can be reapplied with outdoor black oil at any moment.