(Miami, FL) Sifas, well known French manufacturer of high quality, contemporary in-outdoor furniture collections for pool sides, patios, sun rooms, and yachts, announces a new collection bursting with color and flair. Called the AGATHA COLLECTION, the new collection harks back to Spain's Movida an... More
(Miami, FL) Sifas, well known French manufacturer of high quality, contemporary in-outdoor furniture collections for pool sides, patios, sun rooms, and yachts, announces a new collection bursting with color and flair. Called the AGATHA COLLECTION, the new collection harks back to Spain's Movida and calls on great fashion designer Agatha Ruiz De La Prada, an icon of this celebrated cultural movement, to reinterpret a chair from its new PHENIKS collection. The resulting capsule collection consists of three versions of the Pheniks chair and the Kwadra table that reflect the designer herself: ultra-colorful, feminine, and bursting with life!
The celebrated fashion designer has reinvented the chair's seat and back by playing with a random and spontaneous weave of Textylene straps in a range of acid colors: one version has a fuchsia structure with straps in orange, yellow, and fuchsia; the second version sports a blue structure with blue, yellow, and green straps; and the third version features an orange structure with fuchsia, yellow, and orange straps. The structure of the Kwadra table has been reworked in three colors (fuchsia, blue, or orange) with a tabletop in white frosted glass, making the table a perfect match for any of the chairs.
The AGATHA COLLECTION is a spirited expression of the art of living as practiced in the South and it brings to the fore values that Agatha holds dear: the sunshine, conviviality, sharing, and generosity common to the spirit of Madrid and the Côté d’Azur. Characterized by its mix-and-match ability, this collection lends itself to playing with color.
"I have always loved designing furniture, and it has become a real passion over time. Twenty years ago, I had the opportunity to design a collection of chairs for furniture manufacturer Amat-3, and it is still quite popular. More recently, I did a collection of children's furniture for Vondom, as well as a furniture collection in recycled cardboard. Fashion is ephemeral and ruled by the seasons, but I love the idea that furniture is designed to last. The creative part of furniture design is quite similar to fashion, but on the other hand, it is very difficult to make THE perfect piece of furniture. This collaboration with Sifas has been very satisfying and it takes me back to my roots: I come from a family of architects and architects have always had a tradition of creating furniture as well. I could have been an architect; I'm obsessed with Bauhaus! The collection I designed for Sifas is an ode to color and joy. This trend is very much in vogue in outdoor furniture right now. This collection represents my personality: just like light, color is gives life to a home; all the furniture in my house is colorful! There is nothing like color for putting people in a good mood," explains Agatha.
The dining tables in the AGATHA COLLCETION are made with colored epoxy aluminum and frosted glass top. The arm chairframes are also made with colored epoxy aluminum frame and feature a multi-colored Textylene weave seat and back. The table and chair frames are epoxy coated in matching colors and can be used as a set as shown below. They can also be mixed and matched for a playful arrangement of bright, cheery colors.