Rafael collection tells the story of an unexpected, moving philosophy of life in the open air, where design is inspired by nature and creativity becomes pure evasion. A project born by Paola Navone’s exceptional ability to interpret and rework the aesthetic and formal approach of distant cultures and landscapes and by the Ethimo passion to create the ideal, harmonious relation between furnishings and their surroundings. Rafael is a modular system composed of lounge seating, day beds and coffee tables. All the elements can be used together or stand-alone. The alternating slats that make up the backrests highlight the unusual original hexagonal profiles of the frame, in the new brushed teak finish. A dimensional rhythm that creates movement and visual dynamism. The backrests are a series of asymmetrical slats held together by special metal ‘staples’ that, together with the frame, create a woody organic shell holding a soft ‘alcove’ of cushions with refined weave and intense colours.