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Royal Botania launches new products, hosts party at ICFF

Royal BotaniaRoyal Botania is expanding its Ninix collection at ICFF in New York.
NEW YORK - Belgian outdoor furniture and accessories manufacturer Royal Botania is launching its Zidiz line and unveiling new additions to its Ninix collection at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, held May 18-21 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York.

In addition to its presence at the show, Royal Botania's U.S. headquarters (located at 394 Broadway) will host DesignX on from 7-10 p.m. Monday May 20. In true Belgium form, the party, held on the penultimate evening of the fair, caps off with beer and waffles.

Zidiz is making its North American debut at ICFF 2013. Designed by engineer and Royal Botania co-founder Kris Van Puyvelde, Zidiz takes its inspiration from two of the brand's most popular lines. It combines a traditional teak base found in the XQI line, with the bent aluminum technology used to create D-Lux. The result is "an unexpected and elegant blend of vintage and modern materials and ergonomic features," according to a press release.

The Zidiz chair is stackable, and its curvilinear aluminum frame has been engineered for comfort. Its base is made of sustainably harvested mature teak with curved armrests and a batyline seat. The Zidiz130 table follows the same shape and form. Its teak touches are complemented by a white Corian tabletop.

Also designed by Van Puyvelde, Ninix is based on the concept "nothing in excess" and recognized for its clean, compact and minimal design. The collection is expanding to include a modular deep seating lounge set, tables and benches. The furnishings are engineered for extra structural stability using stainless steel where needed.

The 2013 ICFF booth will showcase a number of the introductions including the new NNX 80 modular sofa, which offers personalized configurations and an extensive variety of outdoor cushions and color/material combinations as well as side tables (NNX 40 and NNX 90) that double as armrests and ottomans.

Showgoers will also be treated to seating solutions from Royal Botania's XQI collection, which "strives to combine the best elements of traditional materials and craftsmanship with contemporary design elements," the release states, as well as a chic high table with ceramic top from the Taboela line.

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