Vestre collaborates with Front to create modern outdoor furniture collection - architecture and design

Vestre collaborates with Front to create modern outdoor furniture collection

Dezeen promotion: Vestre has collaborated with Swedish design studio Front to create a modern outdoor furniture collection informed by Nordic cities.
Named Folk, the collection was launched at Stockholm Design Week 2019 when Vestre and Front joined Dezeen to discuss the role of urban furniture in creating an atmosphere of social cohesion.
The range comprises of park benches, litter bins and bicycle parking racks, informed by Nordic outdoor furniture that is "found everywhere, often becoming a natural part of the park or sidewalk".
Folk is an outdoor furniture collection by Vestre and Front
"We started looking at all the outdoor furniture we encountered on our travels and various other references ? analysing all the different kinds was inspiring," said Front cofounder Sofia Lagerkvist. "Vestre's furniture is high quality, with long lifecycles, so, we quite quickly came to the decision to create a classic and timeless series, perfect for today and tomorrow, and for urban and close-to-nature environments."
The collection comprises two different styles of benches
The Folk collection makes use of Vestre's trademark modern and at times futuristic forms.
Each piece is made with Swedish pine and aluminium produced by energy company Norwegian Hydro, which boasts the world's lowest CO2 emissions.

The pine used in the collection is treated with linseed oil, encouraging it to turn a more silver grey over time.
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