Bella Outdoor Collection by Carsten Astheimer for Gloster

August 20, 2013

Product designer Carsten Astheimer has created the Bella lounge chair and garden bench for furniture manufacturer Gloster.



Elegant, sleek powder coated aluminium frames are combined with shaped laminated teak slats to produce a unique form, pure in both its concept and its execution. This purity is more than just style, it’s a statement. It innovates, challenges and stays true to the designer’s vision. But this isn’t form over function. Exceptional materials, master craftsmanship and a dedication to comfort ensure that the Bella outdoor collection feels just as good as it looks. The vision behind Bella was simple – what would the ultimate contemporary outdoor seating collection look like?

The answer from leading European product designer Carsten Astheimer, challenged every aspect of Gloster’s technical and manufacturing capabilities, yet through experience, craftsmanship and passion, a way was found to re-create the vision. Fundamental to the design of Bella is its highly sculptured seat and back made from a series of shaped, laminated teak slats. Unique within outdoor furniture, this feature provides a three-dimensional form, making Bella not only elegant, but also supremely comfortable.

Design: Carsten Astheimer
Manufacturer: Gloster
Photography: Gloster