Fritz Hansen outfits cabin hotel Piaule with outdoor furniture

Danish furniture brand Fritz Hansen has debuted pieces from its first Skagerak Outdoor furniture collection as a permanent “installation” at Piaule hotel in Upstate New York.

The furniture collection follows Fritz Hansen’s purchase of fellow Danish furniture brand Skagerak in 2021 as a growth strategy to produce outdoor furniture and expand across Asia, central Europe and North America.

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Fritz Hansen has outfitted New York hotel Piaule with pieces from its an outdoor collection

The Skagerak Outdoor furniture collection includes 43 product series designed in collaboration with architects and designers including outdoor lounge furniture by Bjarke Ingels Group.

Piaule owners Nolan McHugh and Trevor Briggs worked with the brand to distribute pieces throughout the hotel’s property, which includes a main lodge with a spa and 24 individual cabins designed by Garrison Architects.

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The Skagerak Outdoor collection includes pieces created in collaboration with designers and architects

“Fritz Hansen’s contemporary wooden collection quietly complements and enhances the modernist retreat through thoughtful placement of furniture to create unexpected spaces for relaxation and appreciation of nature,” said the combined team of Piaule and Fritz Hansen.

Pieces such as the minimalist Between Lines Deck Chair designed by Danish furniture designer Stine Weigelt and the subtly curved Selandia tables and chairs by designers Anders and Lars Hegelund were distributed across the lodge’s patio.

Wooden benches and chairs from the Plank series by Parisian-born designer Aurélien Barbry were distributed along the property’s walking paths, which incorporate a long thin armrest along their back.

Lastly, the Rivera Sunbed designed by Danish designer Povl B Eskildsen was placed in front of the pool, doubling as a bench or table when compacted.

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Teak wood chairs, benches and tables were distributed amongst the property’s grounds and main lodge

The pieces are all made of teak wood and according to the team “without harmful chemicals”, allowing for a natural silver-grey patina as they age.

Perhaps most impactful of all is Piaule’s ability to provide guests with new connections to nature, and Fritz Hansen enhances those connections with furniture installations that blend art and function, creating even more spaces for reflection and relaxation,” said the team.

The collection will remain a permanent fixture on the Piaule property, which opened in 2021 in New York’s Catskill region.

Recently, Danish architecture studio Henning Larsen built a wooden pavilion to mark Fritz Hansen’s 150th anniversary at 3 Days of Design and the brand built its first showroom in China in 2021.

The photography is by Sean Davidson.

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