Samuel Wilkinson thrives on bringing elegance and “a bit of soul,” in his words, to extremely functional products, which is why the Italian manufacturer EMU commissioned him to create a collection that blurs the boundary between indoor and outdoor furniture. Wilkinson met their request and took it a step further, designing the Grace Collection (2014) to be equally at home in residential and commercial settings. With a nod toward the graceful lines of 20th-century wood furniture, he resorted to die-cast aluminum for durability and weather resistance. “I wanted to create something people can enjoy for a long time because it works so well,” he explains. Stackable up to four high. Made in Italy.