The Hopper table is a turbocharged version of the traditional picnic table, with modern materials (powder-coated aluminum, iroko wood), a bent form that facilitates easy entry and egress, and four sizes that can seat up to ten.
Spanish-born, Milan-raised designer Patricia Urquiola is widely responsible for making contemporary outdoor furniture just as appealing as its high-design interior counterparts. This aluminum-framed mini-cottage with balau-wood slats is no exception: Urquiola describes it as "the definitive refuge in which to enjoy the outdoors."
A classic design by Richard Schulz, the Swell Seating Collection and its pieces are nearly all made in Pennsylvania. The specialized sewing necessary to produce the slings that make up the seats is done at Schultz HQ in Palm, Pennsylvania, in a converted glove factory. Even the vendor who makes the cardboard boxes for shipping this outdoor furniture is located just down the road.