18 Mar 2012
  • posted by Veerle Pieters

The world of garden sheds isn't exactly known for its eye for aesthetics. If you want something modern and minimalistic you'll have a hard time finding an outdoor storage shed that matches that description. Thanks to Italian brand De Castelli that isn't a problem anymore.

COTTAGE N°1 wins Wallpaper* Design Awards 2012

Wallpaper* Design Awards 2012

COTTAGE N°1 by De Castelli is complete re-thinking of the classical cottage-box shape garden shed that you'll find in many gardens. Most of those aren't an element that perfectly fits in a gardens design. COTTAGE N°1 changes all that with attention to constructive details, functionality and easthetic impact.

Investing in design brings rewards

These efforts by De Castelli's internal Research & Develop department have now resulted in a Wallpaper* Design Award for 2012. Wallpaper* is a international design, fashion and lifestyle bible and COTTAGE N°1 has won an award in the category "Best backyard".

COTTAGE N°1 materials

COTTAGE N°1 is constructed in an external shell in cor-ten steel and two natural fir wooden sides, processed with a technology that prevents damage to the wood and that it doesn't modify itself in outdoor usage. Wouldn't mind have this in my garden with the matching bird house!