HIGH POINT – Oct 10, 2019 – JANUS et Cie introduces Anatra, a masterfully produced collection by renowned Spanish architect and designer Patricia Urquiola. The sophisticated, infinitely livable dining and lounge collection is foremost a celebration of craft and texture.
“Anatra was born from my desire to play and experiment with the scale of weaving, a technique that is very distinctive of JANUS et Cie,” says Urquiola. “I wanted to try and find the perfect balance between lightness and durability, to translate the concept of comfort into generous and embracing seating solutions.”
The unique look of the collection’s impressive surfaces stems from the weaving technique, which is intricate and sturdy, but loose enough to appear semi-transparent. The soft and inviting textured braiding wraps the frame gently, creating a link between the solid and soft parts of the collection.
Indeed, the powder coated aluminum frame of the seating, which comes in Cadet and Oxford finishes, is extremely durable yet beautiful. Anatra’s stunning rope finishes are Cadet with a Platinum or Cyan cross weave and Oxford with a Nickel or Cyan cross weave. Generous cushions create the ultimate comfort.
The tables have their own texture story, with powder coated aluminum frames paired with a choice of two sleek tabletops: a cool Textured Alabama Ceramic or a classic Carrara Marble.
Anatra’s smart construction and luxurious design bring comfort and style to any residential or commercial application, indoors or out. The Anatra Armchair is the winner of a 2019 IIDA/HD Expo Product Design Award in the Seating, Group – Dining category and an honoree for the 2019 HiP at NeoCon Awards in the Product – Hospitality (Seating) category.
Anatra collection includes:
-Dining Table Rectangle 213
-Sofa 3 Seat
-Cocktail Table Rectangle 103
-Side Table Round 35
-Carrara Marble (table top)
-Textured Alabama Ceramic (table top)
About JANUS et Cie:
The Definitive Source for Site, Garden, and Casual Furnishings®
For more than 40 years, JANUS et Cie has been an industry leader in design-driven furnishings for the outdoors. The luxury furniture brand, part of Lifestyle Design family with Cappellini, Cassina, Ceccotti Collezioni, Luminaire, Karakter and Poltrona Frau, serves commercial, hospitality and residential clients with a dedicated focus on outstanding quality, superior craftsmanship and unparalleled service. In the years since the company’s founding in 1978, founder and CEO Janice Feldman and her exceptional team have transformed JANUS et Cie from a single showroom in the Los Angeles Pacific Design Center to a comprehensive global design resource with 19 flagship showrooms throughout North America, Singapore, Sydney and Milan, as well as field offices and select dealers throughout the world.
The company’s namesake—the Roman god JANUS, whose two faces look both forward and back—is the foundation of a unified mission rooted in tradition, heritage and craft, yet equally dedicated to innovative materials and progressive engineering. This inspired long-term view is realized through the lens of a unique corporate culture that encourages curiosity, creativity and collaboration in the pursuit of excellence.
JANUS et Cie offers a diverse catalog of over 6,000 pieces—each design remarkably distinguished in concept and form—and in addition to furniture, includes a growing commitment to decorative accessories and performance textiles. Acclaimed by the most discriminating designers, architects and juried competitions, this powerful body of work has inspired for decades a demand for beautifully imagined furnishings to be used both indoors and out, and has influenced an entire industry in the process.
SOURCE: JANUS et Cie