Called KIDA, the outdoor chair consists of a lightweight but sturdy frame made of aluminium rods, which are curved to create a nest-like swinging structure.
Each of these rods is wrapped in cords of a synthetic, weather-resistant material named Fibre Touch, which Dedon says is recyclable and non-toxic.
Featured on KIDA in three striped colourways, the fibre maintains a soft, tactile quality while being durable enough to withstand the elements.
Fitted into the chair’s cradle-like frame is a plush removable cushion that comes in a variety of colours.
According to Burks, KIDA was informed by a desire to reinvent the traditional hanging chair. His design is less enclosed due to its skeletal structure, allowing users to feel “as free as the breeze”.
Dedon is renowned for its woven outdoor furniture, which is made using traditional Filipino craft techniques. The KIDA lounge chair is the company’s first product to be wrapped rather than woven in its trademark fibre.
“The wrapping emphasises the geometry of the structure,” Burks explained.
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