We've long been followers of husband-and-wife design team Jorge Almada and Anne-Marie Midy of Casamidy, who live between homes in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and Saint Paul de Vence, France. The latest from the duo is a line of indoor/outdoor furniture, just in time for warm weather, that is as durable and hardwearing as it is attractive.
The new line is made from an unexpected rescued material. As Jorge says, "About eight years ago we found a waxed-cotton fabric that had a vinyl backing. It was being discontinued because its original purpose was to cover fruit and vegetable trucks, and now, they use plastic." Jorge and Anne-Marie found a new use for the material in their latest Altamura sectional sofa and floormats, both of which can be used in covered outdoor spaces. "The fabric is completely waterproof, " Jorge explains, "and it provides the same flexibility as the saddle leather that we pair it with." That saddle leather details the waxed cotton pieces and covers Casamidy's latest folding chair; have a look at the ensemble.
Above: The Altamura Sectional is made from waxed canvas on a frame made from 1-inch tubular iron (available in a clear lacquer, or a black or white powder-coat finish). Designed for covered exterior spaces, it's available in a variety of sectional units, including an armchair ($950), side unit, and a right and left corner (each $850); shown here, the right and left corners are paired to form a sofa. An ottoman is also available for $675.
Above: The sectional is detailed with leather ties that come in saddle (shown) or brown leather.
Above: The back of a side unit displays the trio of leather ties that attach the upholstery to its iron base.
Above: The Sonora Mat, another new waxed canvas design, is edged in saddle (shown), brown, or black leather; it's intended for use as a bath mat alternative or as an area rug. The mats measure 30 by 56 inches and are $145; contact Casamidy directly to order.
Above: The Grenadier Chair is a wrought-iron folding chair made of saddle leather; a companion stool is also available; $875 each.
Above: The chair's frame comes in raw wrought iron or lacquer-over metal; the leather is available in a blackened plate saddle, black, brown (left), or raw (right).
For more on Casamidy, see our visits to Jorge and Anne-Marie's Paris rental (La Vie en Rose: A Remodel in Paris), and their San Miguel setup (Color Theory with Casamidy). For more indoor/outdoor furniture, shop the pieces profiled on Gardenista.