Picnik by Extremis is a table with integrated seating. The designer Dirk Wynants was inspired by the atmosphere of modern cities for his design: he saw many great buildings in them, with small balconies. And it became more striking for him that the most frequent form of communal living is a two-person relationship. The Picnik outdoor furniture addresses precisely this trend.
As a table-seat combination, Picnik has been designed for a tight surrounding, but is much more than a table for two. With its striking appearance (large and stylised at the same time), Picnik can also be used inside without a problem. Several Picniks can just as well be placed side-by-side in (half) public spaces for an almost artistic effect. Not surprising that the Tate Modern management decided to use Picnik as a resting place for museum visitors.
Using a special cutting and edging technique, each Picnik is made out of exactly half of a commercial aluminium sheet. In other words: there is no material lost in production. The bent forms do not only ensure stability, but also ensure problem-free drainage.
And as it can be stacked, Picnik also saves space, making it easier to transport. This also means that it can effortless be carried by two people.
The Belgian company Extremis offers the Picnik table in different versions for inside and outside. The powder-coated version (in sky blue, red, white and earth colours) can be used inside and outside, in high-gloss polish (only for inside) Picnik is available in white, black, red or a different colour. The anodised edition is also suitable for both: inside and outside.