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Ethimo presents Calipso, the outdoor space redefines its boudaries



Named after the ancient goddess who seduced Ulysses, Calipso is the new outdoor project proposed by Ethimo and Ilaria Marelli and based on the concept of modularity, a more authentic reflection of contemporary living.

The Calipso lounge collection allows spaces and boundaries, indoor and outdoor, to be redefined, focusing on a new dimension of wellbeing capable of creating ‘made-to-measure’ refined settings; it is offered in three different modules (120×120 cm, 180×120 cm, and 240×120 cm), each of which consists of a base made with natural teak slats, in varying sizes. The aluminium frame is particularly discreet, so much so that the lounge seats appear to be ‘floating’.

The soft cushions are available in three sizes (100×100 cm, 170×100 cm, and 200×100 cm) and are ‘free’ of the base they rest on, which is larger than the cushions themselves in order to allow the utmost freedom in positioning each element, according to need. The back rests are also unattached, and to ensure the body is correctly supported they use a special system of support, thanks to the inner padding which combines different densities of rubber. Decorative cushions and armrests are available to enhance the seating.

Calipso is available in the colourways of melange white and blue. To complete the lounge collection, there are coffee tables with aluminium frames and either an oval top (140×65 cm) or round top (Ø 52cm). The table tops are in Ice White or Emperador Extra Brown ceramic stone. The table top of the round version only is also available in glazed lava stone.

As well as the coffee tables and seats, it is also possible to add a practical tray in the same material as the oval tops.

Ilaria Marelli explains:

I envisioned Calipso as a versatile design with minimalist, elegant lines. A ‘system’, whose modular spirit enables the creation of multiple flexible, reconfigurable solutions, ideal for integrating into a wide variety of outdoor settings. It ranges from the simplest of layouts, such as a linear sofa or peninsula, through to a ‘system’ for the contract world with potentially endless possibilities, in terms of both length and layout. The truly special thing about the concept is that all the elements resting on the oversize teak base are ‘free floating’, so that they can be moved according to taste and desire, offering the possibility of having a free space next to the seat, to be used as a top or to be completed with an accessory surface”.

Freedom and comfort: this is how Ethimo redesigns the outdoor space.