New Multifunctional Mobile Outdoor Seating

January 5, 2011 by

In may part of the world, the ground is covered in snow, but I look forward to Spring when I can picnic in the park. To debut at the IMM Cologne design fair on January 18, Vial’s new Fido folding mat is sure to capture the interest of many urbanites eager for lightweight portable seating they can enjoy in public or in their privacy of their own gardens.

When folded, the Fido is easy to transport. Once opened, it becomes a multifunctional piece: either a flat blanket or, by folding back and fastening together two corners of one side, an upright triangle serves as a backrest.

Deigned by Patrick Frey (also the designer of the Nook stool) the mat is filled with polyethylene foam and covered in Cordura, a durable outdoor fabric that renders the mat resistant to tears, scuffs and abrasions. It even has a pocket for stashing your favorite magazine or e-reader. Picnic anyone?


  1. Joy said:

    Those Fido folding mats are incredible! Thanks, Robin!

    — January 6, 2011 @ 07:07

  2. MarkAngelo said:

    New multifunctional mobile outdoor seating , can be considered the most brilliant invention that has been created, it is easy to fold can bring it anywhere, for example beach , park, or anywhere you want to.

    — January 13, 2011 @ 05:23

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URL

Leave a comment

The freshest innovative and eco-friendly designs, trends, and ideas for urban gardens and stylish small places.

Visit Robin Horton @UrbanGardens's profile on Pinterest.

Discover more from Urban Gardens

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue reading