Helen Kontouris’ Vene Chair is certainly not the first metal and wood combination we’ve seen. However, it is among the most elegant. Kontouris, a recent recipient of the IDEA Designer of the Year award, envisioned a duel indoor/outdoor life for her chair. The base is aluminum and the slats are made of teak. The Vene Chair will be available through Australian manufacturer Schiavello. (via Conteporist).

More looks at the Vene Chair after the jump.

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