Pavilion has debuted Palmera, a new collection of outdoor furniture inspired by the contoured embrace of a hammock and the mesmerizing effect of sunlight filtering through palm trees. Designed by Stark Scott Studio, the collection includes dining, lounge, and rocking chairs and complementary dining and occasional tables.
“Our goal was to create a signature collection of outdoor furniture for Pavilion,” said designer Kevin Stark. “The unique sense of place created by a hammock-the suspended, kinetic feeling it encourages in its occupant-was our design inspiration,” added designer Phillip Scott.
“We studied the ancient Caribbean craft of making hammocks,” added designer Lauren Stark. “The intricate, yet simple construction is akin to how Palmera chairs are made-with 28 contoured rods laid by hand into fixtures, then bonded by 148 resistance welds-marrying handcraft with modern manufacturing processes.”
The result is a tranquil escape found in the sculptural, wireframe seat that appears suspended from its continuous-line frame – lending it visual lightness – coupled with a contoured cushion that enhances the leisurely comfort. The seat heights and recline angles ensure an optimal experience for each chair, with the captivating movement of the rocking chair offering particular delight.
Gestural lines and tapered legs, reminiscent of palm fronds, are repeated in the complementary tables. The interplay between chairs and tables provides casual comfort and adequate space for each guest. Both seating and tables are scaled to strike a balance between feeling roomy and planning efficiently for contract, hospitality, and residential applications.
Designed to perform in demanding environments, including high wind, rooftop, and balcony settings, Palmera brings contract-grade quality with an appealing residential aesthetic to outdoor dining and lounge spaces. Palmera evokes daylight hours spent soaking in the rhythmic nature of the outdoors.
Photos: Courtesy of Pavilion