BIG creates indoor-outdoor furniture collection that mimics the shape of lily pads - architecture and design

BIG creates indoor-outdoor furniture collection that mimics the shape of lily pads



The Lily furniture collection created by architecture firm BIG for Danish brand Skagerak has no sharp corners, in an homage to the gently sloping oval shape of lily pads.
Made up of a table, bench and chair, the series features rounded slats of golden teak wood, propped up by simple, stainless steel X-frames.

"These materials are perfectly suitable to outdoor and indoor use," explained Erik Berg Kreider, senior industrial designer at BIG.
"They will age beautifully with time and use, with the teak becoming lighter in colour. The collection also excludes any paints or finishes, letting the steel and teak become the true protagonists."

Lily pads are a recurring theme for BIG. The firm created oversized floor-cushions for children to jump on in its design for WeWork's New York primary school. "This soft, organic, super elliptical shape is something we're often drawn to as we believe it encourages movement in interior and exterior environments," Berg Kreider told Dezeen.
"These pieces become important elements of a space and therefore a natural flow of movement should work with and around them."

In this same spirit, the pieces are designed to be multifunctional, working both in the house and in the garden, and as a dinner or lounge set-up, with the bench doubling as a low coffee table.

The campaign images were shot in BIG's Urban Rigger, a houseboat for students made of shipping containers, which like the collection combines indoor an...
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