The enthusiasm for furnishing an exterior space goes beyond mere whim, as each object becomes an island within a green space.
Claude Robin Designer, Les Jardins
This French furniture manufacturer, based in Aix-en-Provence, has been furnishing the world’s most exquisite outdoor spaces with its trademark elegance for the past 30 years. Opening the door to living the sweet life, Les Jardins’ furniture stands out with its unexpected mix of noble and innovative materials, along with ergonomically minded designs that are synonymous with total comfort and timeless silhouettes.
As an industrial, interior and eco-designer, Claude Robin has a passion for everyday objects and unusual material combinations. Robin’s inspirations flow from the natural world, from organically occurring curves to the pure lines of the horizon. From there, he turns his focus to the ergonomics, touch and feel, materials and colours of each piece, as well as the longevity, recyclability and transport optimization to create the final product.
The brand is always on the lookout for new materials, renowned for their elegance, as well as their durability, resistance to weather swings and ease of maintenance. Duratek, for example, is a grey-coloured teak that’s stripped and treated so that it does not need to be oiled. Batyline canvas and Sunbrella fabric, meanwhile, are not only easy to clean with soapy water, but also dry super-quick and retain their appearance over time.