On the occasion of the Salone del Mobile 2022 Unopiù presented “CREST The Outdoor Landscape System” a modular and highly versatile project, born from the meeting between the company and Stefano Boeri Interiors, a multidisciplinary studio founded by architects Stefano Boeri and Giorgio Donà, which operates and develops projects and research in the field of interior architecture, exhibition design and product design.
CREST, already from the name, draws inspiration from the lines of a natural landscape to redesign a new one
use of outdoor spaces and represents a new way of applying architectural solutions to processes
of product design.
“CREST The Outdoor Landscape System” offers the ability to relive the many activities typically
carried out indoors and outdoors, exploring new solutions for living outdoor spaces by integrating them into a
modular furniture system. The collaboration between Unopiù and Stefano Boeri Interiors was born with
the goal of promoting the use of the outdoor environment, stimulating human well-being. Thanks to
its modularity, CREST is a piece of furniture intended to welcome and suggest a multitude of activities
they are leisure or professional, but also linked to conviviality, where you can find a more relaxed dimension
and familiar, in contact with nature.
The design of the project, consisting of modular modules with seats, chaise longue, tables and washbasins, performs various functions in a fluid and multifaceted perspective: eating, cooking, sharing, cooperating, playing, learning, meeting, meditating, working and relaxing.
CREST was conceived and composed around three main elements typical of outdoor furniture: fabric,
Okumè wood and satin stainless steel to ensure durability and resistance to atmospheric agents.
Okumè, a wood with very high impermeability and external resistance, satin stainless steel and fabric
are the materials that define the materiality of this product and its tactile identity. An essence
precious and with unique characteristics, warm, intense and extremely long-lasting like that
Okumè combines with the aesthetic appeal and resistance of stainless steel, a recyclable material
100%, and with the comfort of cushions, also made with waterproof fabrics, available on request in the Unopiù color palette.
The perfect aesthetic balance between Okumè and stainless steel sums up the ideal balance of worlds
apparently opposite: between indoor and outdoor, between the materiality of wood and the asepticity of steel, between
urban living and country living, between private and public.
Due to its versatility and ductility characteristics, "CREST The Outdoor Landscape System" may be
housed within a garden or on a terrace, as well as in the outdoor space of an office, Fine
to get tolounge area of a hotel or inoutdoor of a library, from residential to contract,
meeting a fluid system of interaction of outer space in connection with nature.
The outdoor furniture system that makes up “CREST The Outdoor Landscape System” by Unopiù by
Stefano Boeri Interiors will be available in stores, on the website and at Unopiù partners,
starting January 2023.
Photo credit: Didier Barontini