A chair with a slender structure that recalls an exotic silhouette. The Italian designer worked on the concept of minimising materials to enhance the decorative power of her creations. She used just a few natural, handpicked contrasting elements: Manila reed tubing (which gives the project its name), oxidised copper for the structure, and leather-wrapped technical cord for the woven seat itself. A special tanning technique and Indian ink dye improve light resistance. The outdoor collection, which is available in shades of blue, aquamarine and green, is completed by a series of accessories made from terracotta, cocciopesto and volcanic stone.
Other winners in 2018