On my latest trip to Paris, I went for an early morning walk through the Tuileries Gardens, adjacent to the Louvre Museum. Entering the park you forget that you’re located in the middle of one of the busiest cities in the world. Large, leafy trees, sculptures, flowers, fountains…it’s all so perfectly French. For me though, the green chairs scattered throughout the garden are the real stand out – beautifully simple in their design, creating organic patterns throughout the outdoor space.
The Luxembourg chair from Fermob, was originally created in 1923 in the Paris parks department workshops, and is still manufactured today for the city's public gardens. The seat slats are curved and the stackable, aluminium frame has an anti-UV powder coating; there is also a matching footstool.
Garden Designer Jinny Blom comments, “They’re so easy, comfortable and insouciant, I personally prefer them in the original green, but many jazzy colours are now available. If I could ever design anything as simple, functional and classic, I’d be thrilled and hang up my gloves.”
Personally, I agree.
Photo credit: Magnus Omme