Dutch designer Bertjan Pot likes products that are made with one technique out of a single material. In the case of his High-Back Patio Bench, the material is Accoya, a modified wood made with a process that alters its cell structure, making it much stronger and more durable. The result is a patio chair that can live outside with very little maintenance, because its wood is virtually rot-proof and is indigestible to insects. And because mold and fungi do not recognize Accoya as a real wood, they do not attack it.
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MoMA Exclusive: Want more privacy in your garden? Coming right up with this high-back patio bench built for two. It’s made in the Netherlands from sustainable and low-maintenance Accoya wood that is treated to last for 50 years in most weather conditions. Comes flat packed, assembly required.