A Sunshine Story: Elio by Tribu

New to Tribu's range of celebrated outdoor furniture is the Elio collection.

Elio was designed by multidisciplinary design studio Yabu Pushelberg, an American studio headed up by George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg. It's a warm, welcoming collection that we are proud to represent in Australia.

For this collection, Yabu Pushelberg were inspired by the shimmer of sunlight across landscapes and objects. The name 'Elio' comes from the Greek sun god Helios. The calm essence of moving light is perfectly captured in this range, defined by a welcoming silhouette and light-catching weaving.

The Elio Lounge Chair & Sofa, sitting comfortably with a Nomad Ottoman, and Natal Alu X Side Table. 

 

“Sometimes the hardest thing to make is the simplest chair. If you can create a very simple but elegant chair, that can easily work outside and inside – why shouldn’t it?” - Glenn Pushelberg

 

Tribù’s contemporary outdoor furniture is the product of designer collaborations coupled with innovation in materials and finishes. Elio is no exception, with seat covers woven from Tricord rope, which has a natural look but is a combination of polyester and polyolefin fibres. These engineered fibres make Tricord resistant to fading, water and weather, yet are soft to the touch. “When you look at the fibre carefully, it looks so natural because of the tonality within the single thread.” explains George Yabu. 

The woven Tricord comes in three subtle, natural shades: soft green Moss, sandy toned Linen and charcoal-grey Wengé. Each shade is created by weaving together multiple colours, which gives Tricord its unique effect.

 

The Elio Dining Chairs, paired with the Tribu Illum Table in Teak

 

Elio's frames are made using teak, a premium timber that is naturally water resistant due to its high natural oil content. All teak used in Tribù outdoor furniture is harvested from fully grown trees from three of the highest quality plantations in the East of Java. Tribù’s subsidiary Tribù Asia maintains strict environmental checks on all teak produced. 

 

A serene but stylish courtyard created with the Elio Dining Chairs, and Illum Table in Teak.

 

There is an Elio piece to suit every mood and outdoor setting. The collection comprises a cocooning armchair and easy chair, a high-back lounge chair with a deep seat and back-rest cushion and a two-seater sofa. The nature-inspired weave tones, warm teak and Elio’s curved silhouette make it the ideal partner for outdoor dining or lounging. 

 

Natural, contemporary and inviting - the Elio Lounge Chair & Sofa setting and Hexagon Coffee and Side Tables.

Since the launch of Elio in January 2020, this collection has been selected to furnish the rooftop bar at the distinctively modern, luxury hotel Rosewood Guangzhou. As the hotel sits at the top of the tallest building in Guangzhou, its rooftop bar is the perfect place to catch the breathtaking sunset, settled in the warm embrace of an Elio chair.

Elio is now available to pre-order, with a 12 week lead time. Showroom displays will feature examples of the Elio collection in time for Australia's Spring/Summer season. 

 

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