september 15, 2020 - Pedrali

Dining in an open-air museum Pedrali furniture decorates Natu restaurant in Athens

Nestled in the wonderful garden of Goulandris Natural History Museum in Athens, #naturestaurant is the new restaurant designed by Stones and Walls studio that blends creative Mediterranean cuisine with a contemporary and modern setting, while respecting the tradition and the philosophy of the museum. The restaurant welcomes its guests in a space which, thanks to the presence of exclusive artworks, seems to be a continuum of the museum experience.
Natu restaurant was designed to stimulate senses and to enhance every aspect of guests’ experience, offering them calmness and wellness.
Nature, from which stems the name Natu, is the main character, featuring the environment with a wide variety of plants: laurel, myrtle, pomegranate, lavender, and many other aromatic herbs typical of Greece. Natural elements like wood, linen, stone and ceramic, are employed for both the indoor rooms and the outdoor garden, while the chromatic palette recalls earth tones. The clean-cut forms enter into the picturesque scenery of the flora through fluid transitions, evoking feelings of serenity and harmony. The pleasant and relaxing outdoor is characterised a body of water with water lilies, cypresses, pines and olive trees casting shadows that host dining tables where you can sit to enjoy a break in a busy day or at the end of the museum tour.
Pedrali furniture fits into this unique natural setting. Placed in the outdoor garden, chairs, armchairs, barstools and tables of Nolita collection designed by CMP #design, have enhanced their markedly outdoor spirit. Completely made of steel, they are proposed in the sage green version. Nolita is a family of outdoor seatings which recalls the origins of a historic course, started by #mariopedrali in 1963 with his first metal garden chairs. The collection seems to arise from the memories of a sunny and lively square, a timeless place, giving birth to simple and iconic shapes.
Nolita chairs and armchairs are matched with Ikon tables, designed by Pio and #titotoso, here proposed in beige. Ikon is a table that speaks the language of architecture in its highest expression of simplicity and elegance.
Concrete tables, characterized by a base that, even optically, suggests a sense of stability, complete the indoor rooms of the restaurant.

NOLITA
Design CMP Design
Nolita is a family of outdoor seatings which recalls the origins of a historic course, started by #mariopedrali in 1963 with his first metal garden chairs. The collection seems to arise from the memories of a sunny and lively square, a timeless place, giving birth to simple and iconic shapes. Completely made of steel, it is designed specifically for outdoor use.
The collection includes chair and armchair with two different back heights, lounge armchair, stools with two different heights and a chaise longue.
The three and four-leg tables in two heights are light and easy to be handled. A version with folding top is also available. This allows an optimization of the space when the table is put back.

Pedrali
Beauty, tradition and innovation
Pedrali is an Italian company producing modern furniture for the contract and residential sectors. The collection results from meticulous research aimed at creating functional and versatile industrial #design products in metal, plastic materials, wood and upholstery, which are often combined. Seating, tables, furnishings and lamps are all exclusively manufactured in Italy, combining tradition and innovation, engineering #excellence coupled with creative brilliance.
The “100% Made in Italy” philosophy takes shape through internal production at the Mornico al Serio (Bergamo) headquarters, with its automated warehouse designed by architect Cino Zucchi, and at the Manzano (Udine) works.
High quality and respect for the environment represent Pedrali’s long-established practice, as can be seen by the brand’s use of water-based paints made principally from plant-derived resins for wood products, and by the certifications ISO 9001 for quality management, ISO 14001 for sustainable environmental management, FSC™ C114358 for the use of timber from certified forests, and Greenguard for low emissions of toxic substances.
Experimentation with production technologies, use of diversified materials and collaboration with numerous designers have resulted in #pedrali winning important awards, such as the Compasso d'Oro ADI for its Frida chair.
Pedrali is a member of ADI, Associazione per il Disegno Industriale (Association for Industrial Design).