Indiana Chaise Longue - Rudolfo Dordoni design
When a material is endowed with its own expressive energy, its shape cannot help but be dictated by this intrinsic quality. And that is what happened with the Indiana project – an outdoor collection crafted to emphasize the quality of the solid iroko, a warm and versatile kind of wood that is well suited to being turned and sculpted to reveal shapes that radiate the charm of objects molded by nature and by exposure to the elements. The Indiana family comprises numerous pieces – sofas, end elements, chaise-longue, ottomans, coffee tables – with their base in solid iroko, intricate hand-crafted dovetailing and finishing details, and available in both natural iroko and “Dark Brown” stained finish. The elements are raised off the floor on Pewter color painted aluminum caps that are inserted into the wood base. The backrest and armrests are covered in a macro woven polypropylene webbing with a sleek, contemporary vibe and available in the following colors: Bamboo, Stone and Moka. The coffee table tops are in Corian® EC in the shade of Elegant Grey.
Metal backrests and armrests, subjected to three phases of preparation: sand blasting, zinc primer for outdoor use (facilitates and improves adhesion of the finish paint) with polyester powder coat for outdoor use in Pewter color glossy finish. The metal structure is covered in a Taslan braided polypropylene fiber that forms a 24×7 mm strip. The fiber is available in the following colors: Bamboo, Stone and Moka.
Top: 20 mm Corian® EC Elegant Grey colored top, flush-set. N.B.: since iroko wood is a natural material, the veins or shades of color may not be perfectly the same; this should not be considered a defect in the material but rather a quality of solid wood. The color of iroko wood may also change with time.
33 mm wood base in solid kiln-dried Iroko wood. Worked on a numerically controlled machine, jointed and finished by hand. The structure is available in a natural or “Dark Brown” stained finish. Both structures are treated with a high UV- and weather- resistant protective paint with a 35 level gloss finish. Underframe in metal painted for outdoor use. Woven elastic webbing for outdoor use in UV-resistant synthetic rubber and polypropylene. In order to protect the lower part of the seat cushion, an expanded polyurethane mattress with a non-slip waterproof coated fabric is provided. Mattress cover removable through a zipper.
Rest on aluminum tips inserted in the solid wood with Pewter painted finish and protective rubber glide.
Seat and backrest cushion in high resilience polyurethane foam and eco-compatible waterproof fiber. In order to better protect the padding from water and humidity, all the cushions have a waterproof polyester cover. All the accessories – hinges, yarn – are waterproof and therefore suitable for outdoor use.
Completely removable cushion covers.
Air texturization process (Taslanizing) that lends an appearance similar to that of natural fibers.