Fermob Idoles is a new collection from leading outdoor furntiure brand Fermob. Both bold and cheeky, the first collection features 11 indoor and outdoor models, each designed by a leading name from the world of design.
Fermob Idoles represents a new chapter in the brand's history, by re-emphasising the importance of product design with a mixture of original designs and re-releases of iconic designs. Eight designers have been involved in the creation of the first Idoles collection: Pascal Mourgue, Patrick Jouin, Delo Lindo, Andrée et Olivia Putman, Christophe Pillet and Jean-Michel Wilmotte.
With the Kate Chair (top), Patrick Jouin takes a new look at the iconic Facto chair, his very first piece, which first entered the Fermob catalogue back in 1998. Facto was an outdoor seat with a simple silhouette and made from a single material: soft sheet steel. Patrick uses these features to create a delightful, elegant, simple and welcoming armchair that is both practical and comfortable.
The TNP (pictured above) is a piece by Architect and designer Christophe Pillet for the 2011 redesign of the Villeurbanne Théâtre National Populaire. Just like the building that houses it, the armchair is both flashy and minimalist. It is a universal, versatile armchair made from a simple material – metal – as a nod to the world of work and manufacturing.
Look out for some of these iconic designs in the Interiors hall at 100% Design 2013.