Mark McMenamin -- Interior Design, 2/1/2010 12:00:00 AM
It's no sweat for neutrals to withstand open-air extremes, but saturated tones are generally fair-weather friends. Boldly defying conventional outdoor wisdom, however, Vondom's Jut furniture is made of low-density polyethylene rotation-molded to retain its vividness no matter how punishing the elements. Strong lines and seamless silhouettes provide ideal canvases for the nine-color palette: steel, white, pistachio, pink, red, orange, and black in addition to ocher and Ice. Seating is scaled with ergonomics in mind, while optional sailcloth-covered cushions offer extra comfort. All pieces have holes to aid rainwater drainage, and the entire assortment is recyclable.
The solidly proportioned Butaca armchair, basically a cube, finds a stylistic sister in the straightforwardly named Sofa. Slenderness prevails in the stackable Silla side chair. Most languorous of the seating is the Tumbona chaise, which has legs similar to those on the cocktail table Mesa 60, available as a square or a rectangle. 34-96-290-10-88; vondom.com. circle 416