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Sutherland Furniture Teams with Vincent Van Duysen, Debut Otti Collection
Luxury outdoor furniture resource Sutherland Furniture has partnered with global design icon Vincent Van Duysen for the Otti Collection.
Otti, a second collection for the brand, is filled with pieces that feature slender aluminum frames and woven components that reference the collection's namesake, Otti Berger. It marks the first time Perennials rope will be utilized for Sutherland's woven details, which are made with Perennial's 100% solution-dyed acrylic fibers. The collection features 11 pieces and is a masterclass on muted design.
Well-versed in the history behind his materials, Van Duysen looked to pioneer textile designer Otti Berger for this collection. Berger was a student of the famed Bauhaus, and later, one of the first female professors in a male-dominated design industry. Otti experimented with intricate weaves—and even acrylic weaves—during her tenure at Bauhaus.
The Otti Lounge Chair and Otti Dining Arm Chair feature lightweight aluminum powder coat frames with Perennials rope base and back. The Otti Three-Seat Sofa embraces Van Duysen's fluid design approach with a slender seamless frame. The body of the sofa is formed by intersecting Perennials ropes that offer both comfort and support, while imposing architectural elements.
As a follow up to his dual-back reversible Franck Chaise, Van Duysen opted for understated form when designing the Otti Chaise. The body of the chaise incorporates the Perennials rope weave with a skeletal frame featuring sloping back legs.
"I took inspiration for this collection from the typical white metal-cast ornamental chairs that you find on elegant terraces, parks, and classic French gardens from the French Riviera," says Van Duysen. "The result is a very elegant but timeless collection. The rope adds modernity and warmth to the aluminum structure, creating a beautiful contrast between the natural form of the rope and the perfectly detailed and precise aluminum structure. The overall expression sits in between classicism and modernism."
Van Duysen's passion for pure materials is evident throughout the collection, which includes seven lava stone top tables, available in Dark Gray and White Crackle. The collection offers a range of table styles in a variety of shapes, such as the Otti Rectangular Dining Table, Otti Round Occasional Table, and Otti Square Coffee Table. Round pieces like the Otti Medium Round Coffee Table rest on three legs and the Otti Low Round Coffee Table clocks in at one foot tall.
"We are honored to call Vincent Van Duysen a Sutherland designer. His expertise on materials and craftsmanship is unmatched," says David Sutherland, founder. "We share a passion for providing clients with elegant evocative pieces that enhance the surrounding space, whether it be indoors or out. Van Duysen's designs truly engage with the Sutherland end-user so we are thrilled partner with him on this one-of-a-kind collection."