Laura Kirar and McGuire are not strangers by any means, but Cuerda is the first outdoor collection the renowned designer and artist has created for the furniture manufacturer after many years of collaborations. The 16-piece line takes its name from the Spanish word for rope or cord, and, as such, makes a point to draw attention to the weather-resistant cable rope selected for the pieces, which is intricately wrapped and woven over the frames. Highlights in the collection include a sofa, a lounge chair, a rectangle dining table, a counter table, and an oval end table. “The volumetric language of the Cuerda design alludes to the natural world,” says Kirar. “The pieces invite one to touch, interact, and especially to lounge.” We like the sound of that.
Text by Laura Kirar