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PLATEAU - outsider's innovation

An innovative outdoor furniture for social interaction as a nice alternative to the traditional picnic table.

Plateau is a new series of outdoor furniture developed by Copenhagen-based company outsider in cooperation with Holscher Design. It is basically a table enclosed by an integrated bench to invite social interaction: a democratic piece of furniture for harbour meeting points, city squares, green urban spaces and museum parks - or for tactical gatherings at the local football club (Plateau seats 12).

The versatility of Plateau is down to meticulous design and solid materials. The frame is made from steel tubing available in galvanized or powder-painted grey. The tabletop and seating are made from UV- and weather-resistant FunderMax High Pressure Laminate (HPL) designed for year-round outdoor use - HPL is cool in summer, warm in winter and does not absorb moisture. The maintenance is easy, requiring only soap and water. At present Plateau is available in six standard tabletop and seating colours.

Plateau is a slim-line minimalist piece of furniture with a unique expression. The semi-elliptical geometry of the large rounded corners merge the practical versatility of a rectangular table with a friendlier circular form. This ensures good eye-contact all around the table, encouraging everyone to join in and participate. Out-sider is also launching a version suitable for wheelchair-users and the walking-impaired - we are looking forward to that!

Photocredits: Karina Tengberg