Launched in 2011 at the Salone del Mobile in Milan, Patricia Urquiola’s Biknit chaise longue for Moroso was an instant success and now, this bold, woven design that combines style and comfort is now is coming to the United States for Spring 2013.
Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, Biknit features a tactile, oversized knitted seat that forms both the surface and the structure of the piece.
The base of the chaise is made of a thermo-stabilized ash wood, a new material that will withstand the elements while retaining the tactility and look of natural wood. The chunky, knitted upholstery cording is looped around a contrasting, powder coated steel frame to create an oversized stocking-stitch that functions as a comfortable low-slung seat.
The soft cording for the outdoor version has a polyethylene down core covered with a polyester/PVC knit; the indoor version has a polyurethane core with wool knit covering. Biknit is available in 3 different color combinations (Honey, Mint and Fire) and the indoor comes in 2 different color options (Ash and Shine)
Source : Moroso