This outdoor furniture collection is made from recycled plastic but feels and looks like wood

I wholeheartedly believe that stools deserve to be given way more credit than they get. Stools are often overlooked, maybe because they occupy minimum space, and aren’t really overbearing. But these traits are what make stools so great in my opinion! And a stool and table collection that recently grabbed my attention is Nardi’s Stack stool and Combo table. Designed by Raffaello Galiotto, Italian furniture brand Nardi launched a stool and table collection that features a linear design complemented by strips of wood.

Designer: Nardi

Crafted from 100 per cent recyclable regenerated polypropylene, the furniture collection has been designed to look like traditional timber furniture. Lightweight and sturdy, both the stool and table can be easily lifted, handled, and transported from one location to another. And the fact that it has the appearance of wooden furniture only adds to its list of pros! The furniture pieces are also completely weatherproof, making them excellent for outdoor use.

The stool comes in two variants – Mini and Maxi. Both of them are stackable, and occupy minimal space once they have been set aside and stored. The stools feature a unique spiral form, which allows them to interlock with one another, creating a rather minimum and compact footprint. “The spiral design is not a mere aesthetic whim, but the search for a shape that perfectly meets the need for rotational stacking, going beyond the classic design of the outer strip,” said Raffaello Galiotto.

The table is called Combo, and it features a sturdy round top supported by four narrow legs. You can opt for a taller table, which is called the Combo High. The Combo High has been equipped with an extension component, which allows it to be extended. It can be positioned on top of the legs. The tabletop has been crafted by Nardi in such a manner, that it maintains a perfect rigidness, that is unaffected by the passage of time, and exposure to elements such as wind and water.

“With a linear design and thick sections inspired by strips of wood, the Stack stool, and Combo table stand out for their sturdiness, safety, and ergonomics,” said Nardi.

The furniture pieces are available in the ‘Terra’ finish. The name has been coined due to the earthy brown and matte texture of the finish. Terra has a rather vintage-like effect to it, further defined by tonal streaks marked through the plastic. Unlike conventional stools and tables which have a rather smooth finish, the Nardi collection features a rough texture much like wood.