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Gloster's new Bora collection inspired by the Adriatic coast

A combination of the tactile and the ethereal, Bora alludes to the imposing, climatic winds that buffet and ruffle the Adriatic coast. Simultaneously, the name evokes a sense of the remote and the exotic, painting a path to the horizon where oceans and skies meet and continents crumble into archipelagos.

The Bora collection embraces these flights of fancy, pairing them with functional requirements to flow flawlessly into a form to be reckoned with. The rounded expression of circles in the woven backs, create a soft and inviting seating comfort. Inspiring trust and guaranteeing stability, a wide, strong stance is artfully formed from plantation teak in a peerless combination of fine craftsmanship and classic, mid-century, Scandinavian style. Seating for all occasions is provided by a comprehensive range of Dining Chair, Lounge Chair, Sofa, Lounger and Ottoman. All are available in two wicker combinations – either the bold and dark Umber or a lighter, warmer Sorrel colour, and incorporate luxurious seat and back cushions designed specifically for outdoor use. Although using man-made fibres, through a clever combination of individual strands of varying colour and the application of a distressed, tactile finish, Bora's woven element achieves an unquestionably natural simplicity.

Champion of many Gloster designs, Dane Henrik Pedersen offers an insight into the emotional origins of Bora; 'In a sense we are combining the spirit and style of contrasting coastal cultures. A little from this sea, a little from that. The lines, strength and integrity of Scandinavian design cannot be missed in Bora's frame, but the intricate use of woven fibres is different. They are inspired by island life of a much more tropical setting. Maybe it was the Bora winds that tumbled these materials together,' he smiles.

About the designer
Born in 1967, Henrik Pedersen graduated as a fashion designer in 1990 and now runs 365°, a Danish design studio based in Aarhus that focusses on lifestyle-based design, ranging from furniture and lighting to projects for clothing and food packaging companies. His furniture designs are characterized by elegance, exquisite materials, and formal clarity.

Henrik says, 'In our design solutions we adopt an international approach since our marketplace often spans the world. Our clients are both Danish and international enterprises and from many different lines of business. An important aspect of our work is keeping up with market trends, and therefore travelling, exploring and being inspired by the moment are essential to being able to see beyond tomorrow. For me, design must have a meaning. The shape, colour and choice of materials have to complement each individual design. Good design is functional, beautiful and easy to understand.'

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