For living, cooking and eating outdoors. Not just in the summer.
Michael Schmidt has designed a new weather-resistant dining table and bench set for all year round outdoor use. Michael Schmidt has already designed an exceptionally high quality outdoor kitchen for OCQ along the lines of this design philosophy. The compact cooking and food preparation unit brings the entire meal preparation process right up to the final grilling and cooking stage outdoors. The only thing missing from the OCQ collection was the dining furniture to match, so we created a weather-resistant set of table and benches crafted in thermally-treated solid wood, which can be left outside all year round without the need to be placed under a roof.
Elegant smooth surfaces
The table and benches have been given a handsome, classical look with elegant, smooth surfaces and generous dimensions. The 90cm-wide table is available in both 220cm and 280cm lengths – the longer length comfortably accommodates up to twelve people – and the benches boast a generous seat depth of 47cm. The table and benches were designed with removable legs that can be unscrewed in order to easily dismantle the furniture.
An eco-friendly alternative to tropical wood
The table and bench sets are crafted in thermally-treated solid ash with additional oil impregnation. This procedure ensures that the surface of the wood maintains its premium appearance even after years of outdoor use, only gradually weathering to a grey colour if no oil is reapplied. The thermal treatment also reduces the weight of the wood preventing it from warping, by greatly reducing shrinkage and swelling. It was also important to Nadine Pollex and Michael Schmidt to create a product that would be sustainable, which is the reason behind their choice of thermally-treated ash which is not only chemical-free but also an eco-friendly alternative to tropical wood, owing to its degree of hardness and weather-resistance. The high-quality OCQ sets of outdoor furniture are produced in small batches in line with the exclusivity of the brand.
Table: Length 220 - 280 cm, Depth 90 cm, Height 72 cm
Bench: Length 220 - 280 cm, Depth 47 cm, Height 42 cm