Design consortium Archirivolto has teamed up with manufacturer Vondom to offer the lightweight and light-in-spirit—and aptly named—Fiesta Bar. The piece is sort of an homage to the familiar ensemble of movable accoutrements that accompanies the summer scene. I’m thinking specifically of all those pool- and beach-side icons that herald long days and lazy stays. And while potential detractors might bemoan the advent of yet another plastic furnishing to facilitate fun in the sun, Fiesta Bar represents an improvement on the concept.
Yes, the Fiesta Bar is a species of polyethylene, but it’s no de rigueur variety at that; it is, rather, a “roto-molded low density polyethylene”—100% recyclable and highly resistant to the ravages of the good old ultra violet.
The Fiesta Bar. Designed by Archirivolto for Vondom.
Party For a Thousand Summers with the Durable Fiesta Bar
Fiesta bar boasts a UV factor of eight, which, according to Vondom, means it will easily withstand 8,000+ hours of sunshine in Florida (that’s about 800 ten hour days, or roughly nine seasons). Fiesta also withstands harsh temperature extremes—from -60 ° C to +80 C—should you leave it outside in Siberia or somehow deposit it amid the fires of Hades. The best thing about Fiesta, however, is its ease of assembly, portability, and maintenance. The modular sections simply interlock in the configuration you desire (round, oblong, and squared-off options available) and the whole ensemble floats—should you wish it—on optional lightweight casters.
Vondom offers Fiesta Bar in a wide range of colors—White, Black, Bronze, Steel Grey, Charcoal, Champagne… even Red or Orange, if you desire a particularly vivid brand of summertime flair. There’s even an illuminated option for those tireless sorts who deign to get weary once the sun goes down.
About the Manufacturer: Vondom creates new shapes in A&D that conform to the new realities of limited resources and the old realities of a demanding clientele. Their manufacturing philosophy—born of a good dose of anxiety, so they say—is to create “a new way of understanding the world of furniture, of indoor and outdoor adornment.” To that end, Vondom specializes in rotation moulding, a technique that deeds great versatility in form and function and allows 100% recyclability. Vondom routinely works with renowned designers like Karim Rashid, Claudio Dondoli, and Marco Pocci to create pieces that reflect the manufacturer’s “search for the natural beauty of the product… always bearing in mind the vanguard of contemporary design: simplicity and balance.”