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Sophisticated and design savvy, the Anatra collection, designed by Patricia Urquiola for JANUS et Cie, is constructed using textured braiding that wraps the frame of each modular piece and lounge chair. Create your own comfortable seating area, using seven versatile pieces that allow for several configurations.

“Anatra was born from my desire to play and experiment with the scale of weaving, a technique that is very distinctive of JANUS et Cie,” says Urquiola. “I wanted to try and find the perfect balance between lightness and durability, to translate the concept of comfort into generous and embracing seating solutions.”

The Anatra Teak High Back Lounge Chair interprets the collection’s handwoven rope and rich hues with a honeyed teak frame that has a beautiful Scandinavian form. A smaller version of the classic lounge chair silhouette offers up a smaller option for urban spaces, such as balconies.

Sink into Anatra’s deep cushions and rope finishes in either Cadet with Platinum or Cyan cross weave, or Oxford with Nickel or Cyan cross weave. No matter what you choose, the collection’s strong construction and luxe design bring comfort and style to the indoors or out.

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Ekaterina Künzel Architects recently completed Casa Castaños, a modern concrete home in Argentina near Buenos Aires. Both the exterior and interior spaces are informed by a desire for communal spaces that enhance connection.

The top floor hovers over an open, airy ground level to break up the heaviness that would come from a multi-level concrete structure. The designers alternated covered spaces with semi-covered ones to avoid a compact look.

The bare concrete exterior is rather modern, but the owners requested a more traditional interior with plastered walls and wooden floors. Black accents are used throughout the space to continue a touch of modernity.

On the ground level, a large social area, kitchen, and swimming pool create areas to gather.

The living area is situated adjacent to a central courtyard, which brings a connection to nature into the sleek space.

The kitchen and dining room are conveniently near a semi-covered grill area.

The main entrance and staircase occupy one side of the courtyard.

All private rooms, including three bedrooms, are located on the upper level. The main bedroom is positioned to the right of the courtyard and has access to an outdoor walkway that overlooks it.

Photos by Daniela Mac Adden.

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