30 Jan DISCOVERING MARBELLA, THE NEW OUTDOOR AND OPEN AIR COLLECTION BY PAOLA NAVONE FOR BAXTER.
DISCOVERING MARBELLA, THE NEW OUTDOOR AND OPEN AIR COLLECTION BY PAOLA NAVONE FOR BAXTER.
“We’re not tourists. We’re travellers.”
(The Sheltering Sky by Bernardo Bertolucci)
Marbella’ opens with a meaningful quote from Bernardo Bertolucci’s masterpiece. The catalogue is entirely dedicated to the Outdoor collection designed by Paola Navone for Baxter and narrated by Andrea Ferrari’s cinematographic images.
The inspirations behind the design
This is not the touristy Marbella of boutiques and happy hours, but a place suspended in time where nature is lush and wild, afternoons are silent and still for siestas, and the shadows cast over Moorish arches promise mysteries, secrets and adventures.
A scenario that captures Paola Navone’s cosmopolitan and non-conformist spirit, where each project is a place in the world that conjures up and releases its character, exoticism and fragrance.
It features the humid tropical forests in Manila and Manao, the seating collections made from reed, the lightweight, flexible and sustainable material that characterises garden furniture.
There is the desert in the Arizona sofa, with its agile structure and nomadic vocation, and there is the ocean, where the Panama Bold outdoor seating system floats like islands, with a core of Okoumé, a particularly light and weather-resistant African wood.
But there is also Fellini’s Rimini, the Italian resort town, a place so iconic that it encapsulates all the stories of summer.