Designer Ann Marie Vering’s Oliver collection is inspired by the curving wicker bucket seats of a 1964 Fiat Jolly and by the carefree, sun-soaked Mediterranean lifestyle this iconic little car evokes. At its core, Ann Marie’s masterful design is a gracefully curved bucket seat handwoven with weather-proof woven rope that’s suspended and cradled by an angular, low-profile frame. The collection’s sculptural frames are seamlessly fabricated from extruded, custom cast, and solid metal elements, including twisted arms inspired by the twist in an olive branch. Durable, marine rope is artfully handwoven onto each frame by skilled artisans in Indonesia creating “a modern, updated look to wicker.” And impeccably tailored cushions hug the curves of the woven rope seat and cosset the body in comfort, much like the vintage Jolly car seats that inspired them. “I wanted to translate the spirit of the bucket seats into Oliver,” explains Ann. “To keep the charm and freedom of the past and mesh it with the now.”
Oliver is available in a curated palette of metal finishes and fabrics and 2 basket weave rope colors.