New York-based designer Joe Doucet and award-winning Spanish designer Andreu Carulla have teamed up to create Marea, a new seating collection inspired by the pair’s native coastal surroundings.
The collection, made for Spanish outdoor furniture brand Calma, will launch at New York Design Week in Stand 8 at Wanted Design Manhattan.
Doucet and Carulla met during New York Design Week in 2015 and hit it off after talking about the design of a new chair. After making just a few sketches on their first meeting, the idea for Marea was born.
The Marea Collection is inspired by the marriage of two seaside locations and merges the colonial flair of the Hamptons with the sunny and bohemian aesthetic of the Mediterranean in its design.
Marea, which translates to “tide” in Spanish, is made up of two chairs with a suspended seat structure that allows it to rock back-and-forth gently, mimicking the movement of the tides. The chair, done in a solid iroko wood, is available in both the hanging swing version and as a stationary arm chair. Both versions of the chair share a common seat and backrest made of Batyline Eden fabric, available in two colors, with slatted fir inserts to provide structure.
The display at New York Design Week will mark not only Calma’s first showing of the Marea collection, but also the company’s first time showing product at a U.S. market.