We’re a bit googly eyed over Fatboy’s Toní collection that’s ripe and ready for summer enjoyment! This boldly designed series of outdoor furniture is bound to become a new classic with its two bistro chairs, two tables, and fun accessories. Designed in collaboration with Erik Stehmann, Fatboy has reimagined the bistro chair by replacing its traditional woven cane with aluminum for the Toní Chair and Toní Armchair, making the design sturdy yet lightweight enough to carry wherever you need. Add an extra level of comfort with a high-quality, water-resistant seat pad that can easily be attached with a loop and toggle fastening. Storage is just as easy, stack up to four chairs for a quick cleanup.
Toní’s Bistreau Table will give you something to gather around, with a sweet two-in-one feature that’s parasol holder by day and candleholder by night! This table works great for a balcony or terrace, with adjustable legs to help make sure it’s level. Toní Tablo is a large rectangular table well-suited for dinners outdoors. Seating eight easily, it features a parasol holder that can convert into a three-armed candelabra come evening.
Feel free to use Toní indoors or outdoors with ease, thanks to every piece being stainless, UV, and weather resistant. Choose from anthracite, desert, industrial red, lemon, and mist green to carry your aesthetic right along with it.
The Toní collection is available at fatboy.com.
Even before the coronavirus pandemic decimated retail businesses, Outdoor Voices was struggling. Multiple reports in February and March identified challenges within the athleisure darling, from employee concerns about the leadership of founder Ty Haney to significant financial losses.
Now, a new leader is stepping in with a clear mission: turn the brand around. On Sunday, the company announced that Ashley Merrill, founder and CEO of the women’s sleepwear brand Lunya, will become chairperson of Outdoor Voices’ board of directors. NaHCO3—the venture capital arm where Merrill serves as principal alongside her husband, Marc Merrill, the co-founder and former co-CEO of Riot Games—is making an investment in the company; Merrill declined to disclose the size of the deal. Haney, who resigned as CEO in February, remains on the company’s board.
“Outdoor Voices was part of that period of time when businesses were approaching business from a growth-at-all-costs perspective,” Merrill said in an interview with Fortune. “The industry has shifted quite a lot since then. As someone who has tried to run a business with an eye toward profitability, I’m looking to help OV make that transition.”
Merrill founded Lunya in 2014, the same year Haney founded Outdoor Voices. But the self-funded Lunya was more “capital-constrained,” Merrill says. That led her to build the business through a different strategy—measured growth, maximizing return on ad spend, and a focus on profitability. (Lunya is also sold at a higher price point than Outdoor Voices: a sleep t-shirt retails for $88 compared to a $35 OV tee.)
In recent years, Outdoor Voices had attempted to hire—and then struggled to retain—seasoned retail executives as the brand sought to maintain its fast growth. Merrill, 36, instead plans to apply her different type of direct-to-consumer background to the workout brand; she will be a hands-on chair as the company searches for an “omnichannel retail leader” to serve as its next CEO. (Cliff Moskowitz was appointed interim CEO after Haney’s ouster, but recently left the position.)
Merrill reached out to Haney as reports emerged about the company’s challenges in February. The 31-year-old founder was reportedly locked in a struggle with Mickey Drexler, the former J. Crew and Gap Inc. executive, who previously served as chairman; Drexler left the company’s board this spring.
“The business fundamentals are there. With good leadership and good progress, I think it’s totally within reach to solve these business challenges,” Merrill says. “What I hope we can bring into this new chapter is intentionality around decision-making, clarity in leadership, and a supported organization that can help employees and the eventual CEO feel aligned.”
Merrill’s appointment alongside Haney on the board of directors puts two young women back in the driver’s seat of a female-focused brand that, until recently, seemed destined to be handed over to male retail executives. (Haney’s ouster as CEO was one of several upheavals at female-founded startups over accusations of mismanagement and, in some cases, mistreatment of employees in recent months.)
In her perch on the company’s board, Haney will now play to what Merrill identifies as her strengths: brand vision and understanding of her customers. “We are thrilled to have Ashley joining Team OV. She brings tremendous operating experience, strong leadership, and talent in brand and product,” Haney said in a statement shared with Fortune. “We are well positioned for a successful next chapter.”
Merrill acknowledges the challenges that Outdoor Voices has faced, including employee criticism of the company’s leadership. “No one is denying how beloved the Outdoor Voices brand is,” she says. “My hope is that having more alignment at the top will help. We’ll be able to get in front of those challenges they had before.”
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.
For more information on the Anatra collection, visit janusetcie.com.
MAMAGREEN recently released the BIG DADDY dining table and it is ready to take on even the most ambitious of your outdoor entertaining endeavors. Crafted from upcycled Indonesian teak, this communal dining table is bound to be the center of attention. Make it your own by customizing BIG DADDY with a variety of sizes, adjustable legs, serving bars, and benches. While it was designed for outdoor use, this beauty would also be welcome indoors at any time and any place.