The Charivari collection is as fun and joyful as its name suggests, evoking colourful images of sun-drenched holidays. Juliette Liberman’s original prototype for the bench featured a wooden seat, using the same steam-bending procedure traditionally employed by shipwrights to construct the ribs of boats. For Fermob, she brilliantly replaced this with a metal seat. The result is a graceful, generously proportioned bench with an astonishingly light appearance, featuring curved aluminium slats which appear to be draped liked fabric over the steel frame, flexible and undulating as if in constant motion. This piece, which seats up to six people, could well be the backdrop for some lively conversations. And its impressive sense of lightness is sure to bring a touch of magic to your garden.