Patinaed copper roofs and the white-green leaves of the willow tree were the inspiration when Massproductions expanded its outdoor furniture range in a new light green shade. Now the popular Tio Collection and the Roadie bench are now presented in a new colour named “Oilcloth Green”. “For us, it is important that an outdoor piece of furniture can be in nature without creating too much visual clutter. It is a challenge that requires a certain fingertip feeling. A colour that in the indoor environment can appear pale, becomes very strong in full daylight amongst nature's slightly duller colour scale”, says Magnus Elebäck, CEO and co-founder of Massproductions. The term "oilcloth" comes from the English term for the fabric that was originally used for the fisherman's sou’wester waterproof hat and durable tarpaulins. A coarse canvas fabric is treated with boiled linseed oil to give water-repellent properties, a characteristic that also suits outdoor furniture that must withstand the elements' impact all year round. “In our existing spectrum of colours, we have lacked a lighter green. Maybe because it is challenging to place a green piece of furniture in greenery. We chose the colour Oilcloth Green because it does not compete with the greenery of the leaves but has its own character. It is a colour that also works in more urban contexts together with stone, wood and concrete”, concludes Magnus Elebäck. As before, the new paint also consists of a UV-resistant powder coating developed for house facades, with extreme resistance to both sun and moisture.