Designed by MYTO
From the designer:
After renovating the interior spaces of this iiner-city Montreal family home several months earlier, all that was left for MYTO to do was to reinvent was the backyard.
The owners, a young couple living in the United States, wanted designer Martine Brisson and landscape architect Roxanne Miller to transform the outdoor space into a cosy and welcoming place, perfect for weekend get-togethers with friends.
To achieve that goal, Brisson had to overcome a challenge: designing furnishings suitable for the long 446 sq ft space.
“We had to work with this particular volume," says Brisson
"That inspired us to design linear furniture, stretched out like a ribbon along the entire length of the yard. So our table becomes a low seat under the Japanese maple, and a double chaise longue where the sunshine hits the ground."
The multifunctional furniture can be used in many different ways depending on the user’s mood and time of day – for having a meal, enjoying a cocktail, chatting, relaxing or even taking a nap.
MYTO also had to work with a prerequisite: the layout needed to be easy to maintain and able to withstand any weather.
“This house is our clients’ pied-à-terre. They like to visit with a few friends, and never have to tidy or maintain the garden when they’re there."
For the table, Brisson chose to combine an aluminum frame with a Ductal concrete top. This material, with just 1% porosity, is fully waterproof and humidity-resistant, and most importantly it is much lighter than conventional concrete.