Tournesol x RAD Furniture
Tournesol Siteworks and RAD Furniture present their first collaboration the East Side Collection, a California-inspired take on an outdoor café bistro. California’s sunny climate, and coastal vibes gave the design team inspiration, and three unique colors were selected: Coral, Pistachio, and Sunflower, acknowledging California’s diverse landscape. The East Side Collection consists of a central outdoor table and two chair variations, the result is a modern street savvy cafe solution for those wanting style, versatility, and commercial grade durability.
Both partners, Tournesol Siteworks and RAD Furniture hail from the Golden State - and are known for creating innovative and functional products for outdoor commercial applications.
RAD’s co-founder, Ryan Anderson has a colorful and cool design vibe, which he attributes to growing up in Southern California and the surf and skate culture. In this short video, Ryan explains the art that’s merged with his business. The name East Side Collection comes from East Los Angeles where the RAD team is based and signifies the craftsman community of Downtown LA.
The East Side Collection features perforated powder-coated steel tables and chairs which makes for an easy rooftop application as the perforation allows the wind to move easily through the mesh surfaces and not be a wind block. The fully welded steel tube framework also allows the chairs to be easily stacked and moved to various locations for flexible seating combinations. A blend of classic bistro with an urban feel, the East Side Collection is versatile and perfect for amenity decks, cafés, and hospitality spaces.
Our President, Christopher Lyon, explains, “The RAD brand and design sense appeals to a younger, more urban customer. The East Side collaboration with Tournesol will help expand their brand awareness in the commercial landscape community, and we in-turn gain some street credibility in the café furniture space. It’s a win-win for both companies and we hope it will open a door to a broader collaboration over time."
The East Side Collection will be showcased in the Tournesol Booth #817 at ASLA, 2021 in Nashville.