The point of inspiration for these kitchen ideas is singular: nature. Here, we focus on the nature-oriented interiors as well as the latest materials celebrating the connection to the outdoors.
Neolith‘s rustic Iron Corten ups the design ante of any outdoor kitchen. From the brand’s textural Iron collection, the surface combines the aesthetic of metal alloys with the innate durability of sintered stone. In this chic alfresco space in Sao Paulo, designed by Laura Bela and Henrique Freneda, the material’s warm orange tones complement sculptural copper pendants and a red brick wall.
Dekton by Cosentino, known for its virtually impervious surfaces, collaborated with architect and designer Daniel Germani on three new outdoor kitchen-ready shades: Radium, giving the illusion of acid-washed steel; Nilium, conveying metal’s delicacy in a soft white shade; and Orix (not pictured), characterized by gray, blue and green tones.
HATCH A PLAN
The Hatch Collection of indoor and outdoor furnishings from Janus et Cie draws inspiration from designer Michael Vanderbyl’s love of sailing, with teak and aluminum that mimics the traditional hatch of racing yachts. “The collection brings a modern yet timeless look to any outdoor environment,” says Vanderbyl. “Few dinner parties are remembered for the furniture, but I hope Hatch is an exception.”
Serena & Lily‘s Riviera counter stools are an interior designer go-to, whether indoors or out. The handmade perch, inspired by a classic 1930s European bistro chair, is a study in both craftsmanship and style. This season, the brand introduced the timeless silhouette in white. “It blends perfectly with any kind of decor,” touts Kirsty Williams, the company’s senior vice president of design.