As its name implies, the “Lento” collection (Italian for slow) is all about taking it slow. Enjoying la dolce vita while doing things that are important to you is exactly what Belgian designer Bertrand Lejoly had in mind when designing the Lento collection. The eye-catching outdoor furniture pieces are characterized by a mix of natural teak wood, tactile polypropylene rope and comfortable cushions united in low-slung designs. While the overall feel is laid-back and relaxed, the prominently featured solid teak legs and high woven rope backs give the collection a rich and engaging personality. The anthracite rope and warm teak match perfectly with the Lento coffee and side tables. The tables feature a light-toned ceramic table top, which creates a spacious feeling while adding structure as well. Sink into the comfortable chairs and disconnect in your own cocoon of cosiness.
After studying at the École supérieure des arts Saint-Luc in Liège and several years of work experience in Germany and Italy, Bertrand Lejoly joined in 2013 Belgian architect Vincent Van Duysen as Head of Product Design. In 2018 he founded the Bertrand Lejoly Design Studio, based in Antwerp.
He describes his style as ‘refined simplicity’. His objects walk the boundary between an expressive yet subtle design language. He especially likes to play with elements that are engraved in the collective memory to create timeless items for everyday use.