French Architect Jean Nouvel has created for EMU of Italy, a comprehensive family of chairs, stools and tables that he hopes will form a collection of contemporary archetypal outdoor furniture pieces - as recognisable in time as 19th Century public garden furniture is in Europe, today

The aluminium extruded designs are a study in simplicity, engineering and practicality.

Available as a chair, armchair, low chair, stool and folding table, the collection is premeditated and delivered as the 21st Century answer to outdoor cafe and hospitality furnishings.   Currently MIA is offered in Red, Black, White and Grey.

Despite his immesurable experience across many design disciplines, Nouvel attributes this project as one of the most challenging he has ever faced!

Click the image above to see the launch video.