The ultimate marriage of form and function, deck furniture has to withstand all weather conditions and not age too quickly, but also be just as luxurious and attractive as the pieces inside. In the Q15 of SuperyachtDesign, we talk to designers about their latest exterior collections and the inspiration behind them. Here, Mark Anders from Summit Furniture tells us about the Harbor Collection.

Summit’s collections have a distinctive feel and finish, which for the most part feature a simple palette of teak and ivory fabric, with the more recent introduction of stainless steel. It’s a combination that I felt an affinity for long before having the opportunity to work with Summit. I wanted the Harbor collection to be in keeping with the Summit family identity, so the tailoring of the structural elements was kept deliberately simple to accentuate these core materials.

As a yacht designer, I was keen for my first collection with Summit to have a nautical appeal, not just in name, and not out of place on the sundeck of a yacht. The HB302 Lounge Chair, which happens to be my favourite piece in the Harbor Collection, has been designed to complement rather than overpower its surroundings. While maintaining much of the DNA in the HB305 Chaise, it also takes inspiration from Axel Enthoven’s Leolux Helical Basic armchair and footstool. I was drawn to the relationship between the chair and footstool, something that I have tried to follow with the HB302 Lounge Chair and footstool, which will be launched shortly along with a double version complete with independently adjustable backs.

For more about the creative evolution of some of this year's exterior furnishing, see Mood Board in Q15. To subscribe to SuperyachtDesign, click here

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