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Sutherland by Starck Best of the Best 2008

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                                                                                                                                 home✵decor




                                                                 outdoor furniture
                                                                                                     Sutherland by Starck

                                                                                                                                          Sutherland by
                                                                                                                                  Starck’s Robin chair.




‘‘T    here’s nothing i hate more
       than a gorgeous country home
       with a beautiful yard that some-
                                                                                                         collection, called Sutherland by
                                                                                                         Starck RobinWood Deluxe, includes
                                                                                                         such staples as chairs, tables, and chaise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the chairs are quite comfortable, yet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  they also stack tightly for convenient
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  storage. Starck says that during his 20
one has ruined with plastic furni-                                                                       longues, as well as standouts like the                                                                   years as a designer, he has refined this
ture,” says renowned designer Philippe                                                                   Loxley Bed, the Sherwood Corner                                                                          marriage of form and function to an
Starck. “It should look organic, like it                                                                 Bed, and the Sherwood Daybed, each                                                                       exact science. Now, as his career enters
belongs in nature.” That Starck—                                                                         of which is designed for afternoons                                                                      its third decade, he adds environmen-
known for creating shockingly mini-                                                                      spent in repose. “The beds are my                                                                        tal concerns to this science, embracing
mal, avant-garde interiors that border                                                                   favorite—I’m old enough to know                                                                          both designs and materials that will
on the surreal—would offer a debut                                                                       that it’s useless to sit when you can                                                                    last for years to come. “Recycling isn’t
line of outdoor furniture specifically                                                                   lie down,” jokes Starck. Accessories                                                                     always the best solution for the envi-
designed to work in concert with                                                                         and additional pieces of furniture are                                                                   ronment,” Starck says. “The most eco-
nature might come as a surprise to                                                                       forthcoming and ultimately will                                                                          logical thing to do is design something
those who have followed his work.                                                                        complete a comprehensive 55-piece                                                                        timeless that you’ll be able to use
But that is what he has done, in con-                                                                    collection.                                                                                              forever.” —samantha brooks
junction with Texas-based outdoor-                                                                          While Starck designed each piece to
furniture company Sutherland. The                                                                        make a sophisticated statement beyond
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sutherland, 800.717.8325,
partnership’s 26-piece renewable-                                                                        pure form, he also was meticulously
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  www.sutherlandfurniture.com
teak-and-polished-aluminum                                                                               considerate of function. For example,

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