Exhibition Snapshot: Dwell Outdoor
Inspiring and refreshing, Dwell Outdoor is a showcase of modern outdoor living trends. From across the exhibition floor, the area appears as an oasis of lushness, with pockets of greenery sprinkled throughout the space—thanks to Green-form, Woolly Pocket Garden, Monrovia, FormLA, and more. One of the main features is the CB2 exhibit, an outdoor cafe and a lounge with restful wicker sectionals, luxurious lamp-like umbrellas and sunny armchairs. Here people gather to sit and grab drinks throughout the day.
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The small residential showcases are also crowd magnets—people are very excited to step into these little worlds of homey prefab. Some highlights include an aircraft-inspired aluminum-clad travel trailer from Airstream, a converted cargo shipping container structure from ic Green, a multipurpose studio 'fungalow' from Modern Shed, and the Target Home by Dror Benshetrit.
The most elaborate prefab exhibit, from Reclaimed Space, is a 400-square-foot rustic home built from reclaimed materials, and featuring interiors created by Ecofabulous. I asked Caitlin Bristol, Manager of Creative Services at Ecofabulous, about some of the most exciting elements, and she pointed out that 90% of the home is made with reclaimed materials (much of the items came from eBay and Craigslist), and some of the metal and old-growth lumber used is actually 80-100 years old. "Instead of prefab, we call it Refab!" she says.
My personal favorites were actually what I found nestled in unexpected pockets between all of the larger outdoor exhibits—like the giant organically-shaped flower pots of the Serralunga collection by Linea. Displayed in both white and black lacquer, these curvaceous, womb-like pieces seemed be both a home for plants and a perfect napping spot.
Come check out Dwell Outdoor for yourself all today and tomorrow! And you can also follow our tweets straight from the Dwell on Design floor.