Spring is here and I like to do most things open air. With my laptop on my knees, a cup of coffee beside and a good book in case I ran out of battery, my day is just fine. But someday, when I will have a garden, I could invite friends over and say “lets go out to the garden!”

I’m sure Tina Rugelj, a young Slovene architect, had her garden in mind when designed this minimalistic collection of garden table with benches, garden sink, a doghouse and a modular wall made of cement-fibers. They would look perfect next to unorganized greenery, blossoming flowers and a vegetable garden.

The collection shows aesthetic qualities of fiber cement. It also serves to show another point of view to a concrete. It transforms a cold material into elegant shapes, thin objects into strong structures and gives a poetic dimension to a traditionally rough material.

If you are in Milan this year, you will find Tina’s concrete collection on her first solo exhibition on Salone Satelite from 17-22 April in Pavilion 22/24 on stand A21.