Created by Unopiù, Italian outdoor furniture brand, and Florentine architect Michele Bönan – C’est la vie (“that’s life” in the French language) is a refined, joyful and comfortable seating and dining collection, inspired by the life in the sea, its natural rhythm and its deep blue color which relaxes us and joins us with our dreams.
The designer furnishings bring the classic charm and sophistication to the garden, terrace, and poolside area, featuring an unreleased material for the outdoor furniture design, the glossy mahogany, a precious kind of wood and resistant at the same time, recalling the finishes of the old-times ships.
Conceived for nautical environments, luxurious swimming pool areas, and spas or stylish homes, with a strong appeal and well-finished – shiny stainless steel feet decorate each piece of this chic exterior and interior furniture collection. C’est la vie has an elegant and harmonious design, wide and comfortable seats which give the utmost comfort.
The striking features and timeless style of C’est la vie collection, create the connection between indoor and outdoor design. The collection range consists of a series of modular seating, even angular elements or sofas, including a three-seater that is 240 cm wide.
It also features a series of single, double, and lounge sun loungers with elegant extractable side table tops and adjustable backs, thanks to manual blocking stainless steel gas pistons offering any height you might wish. To complete the product collection, a refined smoking table with various extractable table tops transforms a relaxing lounge zone into a stylish dining area.
“I asked to call the collection “C’est la vie” because this is a French expression that is universally synonymous with joie de vivre, whose meaning is always positive. This inspiration came from an international image that ranges from the American High Society of Martha’s Vineyard, low profile icon of style and elegance, to the timeless class of the Côte d’Azur. This collection comes from a personal need: to find outdoor furniture that could be used through my own vision of consistency and harmony. An Italian brand like Unopiù allowed me a Made in Italy production, where I had direct control of the quality and realization. The keyword for this collection is flexibility. I did not want to simply create outdoor furniture: C’est la vie stands out from other lines for the ease with which it can also be used indoors. However, the choice of glossy mahogany, generally typical of elegant English furnishings, is an ideal essence for outdoor environments. This is a flexible line: the lounge setting is made up of modules that can create infinite combinations and every item is designed to be enjoyed at any time of the day.” Michele Bönan, architect.
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