Designer – Sebastian Herkner
With its expansive backrests and deep seating, MBARQ by Sebastian Herkner envelopes users in privacy and protective comfort. Inspired by the traditional form of the indoor alcove, this beautiful collection gives structure to open outdoor spaces, defining areas in which to work, rest or engage in pleasant conversation. MBARQ’s eye-catching organic forms, vivid colour play and semi-transparent weave bring a poetic touch to any indoor or outdoor setting, inviting users to embark on a journey of the imagination.
“I see the collection as a working and meeting nest,” the designer says. “Placing two sofas opposite of each other gives you a kind of open room in nature.”
From armchair to barstool to lounger and accompanying footstool, this small and focused collection looks and gives the overall impression of lightness, breeze and ease - the handiwork of DEDON’s master weavers.
MBARQ is a versatile outdoor seating system comprising sofa modules, daybed modules and a footstool. The collection is characterized by deep cushions and a choice of organically shaped backs in different heights. A semi-transparent, triaxial weave of DEDON Fiber creates a basket effect, enveloping cushions and users alike. Working with three different colours of fiber, Herkner and renowned colour specialist Giulio Ridolfo have taken a textile approach to the weave, creating a playful yet sophisticated colour palette. With a powder-coated aluminium frame in a choice of Terracotta, Nori or Lipari, MBARQ is light, strong and extremely weather-resistant.