Expormim pays homage to Elizabeth Taylor with Liz outdoor furniture
Dezeen promotion: architects Ludovica Serafini and Roberto Palomba have designed a collection of outdoor furniture for Spanish brand Expormim, in tribute to Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor.
The Liz collection includes an armchair and a sofa in two sizes, each made by stretching fabric over curved, tubular aluminium frames.
Expormim said the aim was to recreate the “sensual and captivating forms” of the movie star.
“Liz is a project inspired by the flair of the 1950s,” said the brand.
“The elastic fabric stretching along the metallic tubular structure marks lines and transparencies, giving rise to a play of graphics and lightness that make you feel the soft embrace of Liz.”
The Liz armchair has a frame that curves inwards at the arms. As well as its fabric covering, it comes with two generously sized cushions that form the seat and backrest.
The sofa has a similar shape to the armchair. Available in both a regular and an XL version, each one comes with two seat cushions and a pair of matching backrests.
The armchair is supported by four die-cast aluminium legs, while the sofa comes with six.
The collection is available in a wide range of colours, including orange, poppy red, frozen brown, dark chocolate, almond tree and sapphire, as well as a selection of fabrics suitable for outdoor use.
Outdoor furniture is a big trend right now, with plenty on show at this year’s furniture fairs. Liz was among Dezeen’s top 10 picks of new releases from Maison& Object and IMM Cologne in January.
Expormim was founded in Spain in 1960 by Miguel Laso Tortosa. Other designs from the brand include the Frames rattan furniture by Jaime Hayon and a duo of “male” and “female” chairs by Mut Design called Twins.