The designer furniture collection, which is the result of the partnership between Ethimo and Mattia Albicini, conveys new ideas to furnish contemporary homes and hotels.
Agave, the outdoor collection of tables and chairs, that, in the name and the lines, draws inspiration from the shapes of the eponymous plant, overcomes the boundaries of outdoor and indoor design, and suggests unprecedented interpretations to enhance the interiors.
Agave goes beyond the place for which it was conceived, and its concept takes on new meanings: created to be placed outdoors, the designer furniture collection designs the living environment with style and reﬁnement. Outdoor furniture which is also at home indoors creates a sophisticated space.
A stylish setting hosts the new look of Agave: the Hotel Parco dei Principi in Sorrento, one of the world’s leading designer hotels, designed by Gio Ponti in 1962. The furniture collection conﬁrms the feeling of casual elegance and shows its dual character through designer spaces in this fascinating, unique place that celebrates design, luxury, and art.
The choice of this wonderful location is a reference to the style of the furniture collection. The Hotel Parco dei Principi in Sorrento, Italy, becomes a ‘stage set’ where the stylish characteristics of Agave can be elevated and where the link between its design and the hotel’s architecture can be emphasized.
The material remains the star of the project. The solid teak, crafted by Ethimo with artisanship and the attention to detail, together with the most innovative technology, is ‘transformed’ to form furnishings that recreate the soft movements, thin proﬁles and silky surface of the agave plant.
The almost ‘sartorial’ workmanship of the wood reaches its maximum appearance in the armchair and in the dining chair, where the continuous effect between the seat and the backrest create such a style that the frame seems to be made from the material itself.
With Agave furniture collection, Ethimo reﬂects the evolution of contemporary design and interprets it in a new way of thinking about space, in a stimulating play between indoor and outdoor. Agave thus becomes the ideal designer furniture collection for those who want to enrich the outdoor environment with the sophistication of interior design and to personalize the indoor space in a surprising way with a new ambiance.
Agave conﬁrms itself as a sought-after design project where recollections of the organic forms of furnishings from the 1950s and ﬁne materials are in a dialogue with the architecture of the space that sees its furnishings as the real protagonists.