The nature-loving folks at Dutch brand Weltevree team up with designer Lex Pott on a refined shelving unit that's just as at home outside as it is indoors. Rabat was inspired by sheds and houses in Sweden, with their distinctive profile of overlapping wood. Lex turns the notion around by using the layering on the inside as a functional shelf support while the exterior stays smooth.
Fashioned in durable thermo pine wood with zinc-plated and powder-coated steel fittings in appealing olive green, the shelving withstands daily weather conditions. (A twice-yearly application of wood oil will slow down the timber's natural graying, if desired.) Available as a high or low unit, Rabat can serve as a room divider, a stash for garden tools and kid's toys or an alfresco kitchen counter or drinks bar.
- Low: 37.4" h x 38.6" w x 15.7" d (95x98x40cm)
- High: 69" h x 38.6" w x 15.7" d (175x98x40cm)
Wood, powder-coated steel
The bold and bulbous wood-burning Dutchtub hot tub grabbed our attention in 2013, and with a wider range of equally unorthodox, high-quality, yet essential outdoor furniture and lighting newly on offer from this Holland house of design, it was high time A+R roll it out stateside as the brand's first North American dealer. Perfect poolside at home or in hotels, or take the to-go Beach Rocker or Guidelight seaside or camping.
Quality of life is what drives the Weltevree family, and that includes their approach to design: from FSC-approved and -certified timber, much of it harvested from Dutch forests; to premium steel and finishes. To them, it’s about “indulging experiences that promote well-being. We totally believe life is about what you experience; not what you own.” We can totally get behind that.