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Roda is a hot ticket to cool style and it’s now in Perth. Check out the Fence outdoor sofas by esteemed designer Rodolfo Dordoni. Here’s the lowdown on this brand.
When did it launch? In 1990, thanks to Italian Roberto Pompa, regarded as one of the first Italians to blur the boundaries between indoors and out. Initially, it distributed
brands such as Dedon, Fermob and Kettal. What next? In 2005, Rodolfo Dordoni was commissioned to create the brand’s In and Out collection, which made the
company a trend-setter. Words such as ‘relaxation’, ‘emotion’, and ‘elegance’ were associated with it. In 2008, it launched a range at the Milan Furniture Fair with Rodolfo as
ar t dire c tor. Roda’s philosphy? It claims to e xplore the home ’s outdoors and indoors, and says its familiarity with both has led to “an ae sthetic an d func tion al exchang e
between the two, with a design language all of its own”. What is Fence? It is its most recent collection made from a modular design in satin-finish steel and solid teak
staves, with cushions in water-repellent fabrics and a Roda-developed water-draining padding. Sublime. Roda is on the floor at Katsui Design (08) 9385 3005.
Bring a touch of Moroccan medina style to your outdoors thanks to Labyrinth
Mosaics. Local artisan Robert Cripwell, formerly known as the Fremantle (and
Pemberton) Potter, has turned his hand to feature tiles made from WA clay and
recycled glass. They have a sustainable side to them and also bring an ethnic touch
to feature walls, fountains and swimming pools (use them to line the entire pool).
These are true artisan pieces with a beauty and integrity that has to be seen to
be appreciated. Make your own pieces at the showroom-cum-studio in Medina
(fitting!). Labyrinth Mosaics (08) 9419 3200, labyrinthmosai cs.co m.au.
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Odyssey feature tile piece, $350.
Fence sofa, price to be set.
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