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This first collection of outdoor furniture from French design studio Colonel is inspired by the beach and camping of yesteryear.  Colonel founders Isabelle Gilles and Yann Poncelet reference the past throughout their collections: from the umbrella-like faceted floor lamps to the oversized, vibrantly printed canvas and metal chair, the retro beach vibe shines through.  The result is a contemporary interpretation of vintage outdoor gear and mixes colors, rhythms and patterns to great effect. 

The floor lamps are made from the plastic banding of '60s-era American camping chairs which are hand-sewn over metal frames.  The repurposed lounge chair is covered in a patterned canvas fabric from Designers Guild and has a clean, modern feel.  The colourful floor lamp stands on a tripod made of beech and has a felt shade.

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