For their first partnership, JANUS et Cie and award-winning designer and architect Philippe Starck have created an exciting new outdoor dining and lounge collection: Serengeti.

JANUS et Cie will preview Serengeti in September at Milan’s Salone del Mobile 2021 and will formally launch the collection in January 2022. 

Inspired by nature and the spectacular African savannah for which it is named, Serengeti is a magical marriage of timeless elegance and refined natural elements, crafted for durability and longevity.  

“I live in the middle of nowhere, in the middle of the mud, of the sand, of the forest. I dreamed of furniture that Nature could love, accept, integrate. Different, personal, original but timeless furniture that we could have found there, as is it, abandoned by elegant people. Furniture made with real wood, in the middle of the woods. But above all, which, like certain magical objects, although immobile, transports you back to other times, to other places, to other dreams. This is the reason why the Serengeti collection exists," says Philippe Starck. 

The Serengeti collection features clean lines, an exceptionally comfortable upright seat pitch, and deep, sumptuous cushions. Its frames are constructed of fine sanded teak with visible peg joinery, powder coated aluminum, and sturdy, canvas sling mesh.

One of Serengeti’s most distinctive pieces is the two-seat, high back sofa with its clever, integrated awning, a chic solution for sun protection, whether gazing across the plains, relaxing on the veranda, or lounging poolside. 

“This collaboration has been an extraordinary opportunity to share in Starck’s vision of a distinctively nature-inspired collection forged in excellence at all stages of development to withstand the elements and be enjoyed for generations to come,” says Carolina Zhang, Vice President of Product Development for JANUS et Cie.

“He worked in concert with our team to bring his vision to reality by sourcing the very best materials, engineering with precision, and rigorously testing for endurance.” 

Serengeti will be available for sale beginning January 2022 via JANUS et Cie showrooms, sales offices, and select dealers globally.