Bertjan Pot Wednesday 18 Jan 2017

The Patioset, designed by Dutch designer Bertjan Pot, offers an extraordinary and functional usage of any (outer) space. The furniture made of Accoya ® wood is durable, easy to maintain, has a high quality in design and a luxurious appearance.

With great pleasure Weltevree presents the Patioset of Dutch designer Bertjan Pot. Last year has been a productive cooperation between Weltevree and Bertjan Pot, from sketch to final products.

The complete set, made of durable Accoya ® wood, consists of five different pieces of furniture: the Patiobench High back 2-3 seater, Patiobench 2-3 seater, Patiobench 4-5 seater, Patio Easy chair and Patio Side table/ Footrest.

The designers personal need for a comfortable (garden) seat that provides privacy and has a great appearance - a hard-to-find combination - inspired Bertjan Pot to design the Patioset. "The way a product feels is just as important as its appearance." 

When it comes to what makes a great product, Weltevree and the designer share the same thoughts; comfort and with few resources. "A design should remain good, whether you put a few of the products next or near to each other, or have it stand alone."

About the design process, he explains: "At some point you know: this is it, it doesn’t get any closer. At that point, I took the prototype, jumped in the car and drove to Weltevree. “

And here we are, exactly twelve months later, presenting the five-piece Patioset. Available in Naked (untreated), Indigo, Green and Yellow; a colour palette that suits natural and urban environments, both indoors and outdoors.

Each piece of furniture from the Patioset has the perfect proportions, whether you're small or tall. This gives each element unrivalled comfort. No lugging with pillows, or as Bertjan Pot puts it: ‘outdoor cushions with ugly textiles‘. Just a good blanket provides a relaxed seating.

The Patioset features gorgeous, contemporary seating - in the grass or next to the stove. Regarding the (outer)space as a room, the Patioset decorates, establishes and furnishes the place. The Patioset and Patiobench High back in particular provide a patio or porch feel. Ideal for creating some privacy in your
backyard or office environments. Enjoying the sunset or reading the newspaper - the Patioset creates your own place in any setting; sheltered, intimate and stylish.

The collection fits seamlessly into the home environment like a (roof) terrace, garden or balcony and professional indoor and outdoor environments such as lobby areas, (beach) cafes, bars and restaurants. The match between designer Bertjan Pot and Weltevree thus doesn’t seem to be a coincidence. "I admire the successful work of Bertjan, like no other he knows how to use the power and
simplicity of materials in an innovative way. This time in a set that I think we all wish to have. Patiobench is not a garden seat but a cottage.", describes Floris Schoonderbeek, Art Director of Weltevree.

Made out of Accoya®, flat-packed delivered and easy to assemble, the series fits Weltevree’s sustainable ambitions. Accoya® wood grows rapidly in sustainably managed forests. Due to an innovative treatment process without adding toxins the wood is preserved and upgraded to wood with hardwood qualities. The long and maintenance-free life warrants a reliable product.

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designer biog

Bertjan Pot

Bertjan Pot is a designer, probably best known for his Random Light (1999). The light started as a material research, which is basically the starting point of each product created by Studio Bertjan Pot. The outcome is usually an interior product showing a fascination for techniques, structures, patterns and colors. Most experiments start quite impulsively by a certain curiosity for how things would function or how something would look. From there Pot takes on challenges with manufacturers to explore possibilities and push the boundaries a bit. The reward for each challenge is a new one.

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