“The Vimini collection came about following a conversation we had about Nanna Ditzel and her Basket chair; apart from both being designed by women, we have much in common. We called it Vimini because it means wicker in Italian and it sounds like Bimini, an island I like. We used just the right amount of outdoor wicker with a rougher wooden frame. It doesn’t have the same modernist spirit as the Basket chair, but it’s familiar enough that, when you get close, it stirs a memory and makes you feel at home. That’s what it was, more or less – an object of memory.”
“The chair consists of a basket with large backrest cushions. Seen from the side and back it has that modernist look. The braiding is traditional, your classic outdoor fiber. I fancied something really traditional, something a bit modernist, relaxed in the way we treated the fiber. And the Vimini, the chair with its classic braiding and baskets, it’s captivating, and we wanted to make something neutral.”
The Vimini collection of outdoor furniture from Kettal, designed by Patricia Urquiola, features a dining armchair, sofas and side tables.