With the increasing ease of manufacturing strong, translucent and curved furniture from recycled synthetics, illuminated furniture has taken on a life beyond mere fad as people find the useful duality of having durable and double-use objects.
Vondom is one company tackling this typology from multiple angles, with sets like the above series of simple chairs, coffee tables, ottomans and flower pots.
They also have more unique forms made from the same materials, such as the above lounger that can balance on both flat and grassy or sandy surfaces.
Their patio furniture gets larger and lighter, too, with items like this light-up barroom table – a cool centerpiece for garden gatherings, cocktail parties or rooftop terraces.
“We create dialogue between environment and form. Vondom pieces transform the simplest space into an ambiance filled with glamour, both unique and extraordinary. This is what it’s about, creating atmospheres where we can take hold of life and feel that we are here to live it, enjoy it and surround ourselves with beauty.”
Plust boasts particular softness without sacrificing modern style – cushy armchairs and spongy sofas with some give (and which also give off a nice atmospheric glow).
“Because beauty is not simply style, but also good design. … PLUST Collection was established in 2007 as an euro3plast SpA design brand, a leading manufacturer of traditional pots distributed throughout the world with a certifi ed production and entirely Made in Italy”
Solpuri starts with the same translucent-white base as other items in these collections, but layers on a separate adjustable shade and some removable liners and cushions for a more comfortable daybed experience in the sun or shade.
“Inspired by the sun – sol. … solpuri combines the vital energy of the sun with the clarity of excellent design. For solpuri, spending time outside in the here and now, outside of all four walls, means transcending the usual standards and creating a better quality of life with our unique designs.”