Monthly Archives: April 2014

Providing shade to your outdoor area

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Providing shade to your outdoor area:

What are you imagining for your space when it comes to outdoor furniture? Creating a comfortable, relaxing and entertaining area in your space can be simple with the right outdoor lounge suite or dining setting. An outdoor lounge suite can really make your backyard become the perfect hangout for friends and family. What really adds to an outdoor area though is the perfect umbrella!

Including a large umbrella to your space can really add value to your area. An umbrella can provide much needed shade to cover your sitting area, especially if you have a balcony or patio that is not covered. Not only does an umbrella provide shade for the furniture, protecting the rattan and cushions, but provides a safe area to protect us from this harsh Australian sun in the summer seasons.

Our umbrellas can add a nice vertical element to the usual horizontal lines of an outdoor setting. Coloured umbrellas can also achieve an overhead shade of colour making the feeling of relaxation even better. Plus, all umbrellas have been made to store away easily when they aren’t being used. So why not have a look at adding an umbrella to your outdoor area?

Our Sahara octagonal umbrella is made from Olefin fabric, along with a powder coated aluminium centre pole. Olefin fabric is known to be strong, colourfast and resistant to stains and weather conditions such as sunlight, rain and mildew, making this fabric durable and built to last outdoors.

Along with the Sahara Octagonal Umbrella, we have the stylish 3m Sabana octagonal umbrella which is built with the option of a tilt function. With the tilt function, you can get the most out of this large market umbrella by maximising the sun protection in your outdoor area. The Sabana Umbrella is made from polyester fabric which has a UV reading of UPV 15.

Over the last few years, cantilever (side-post) umbrellas have taken the market by storm. With their chic design, cantilever umbrellas can really bring a modern touch to your space. Our Panama umbrella is three meters long and wide, but provides up to 9 square meters of unobstructed shade with its tilting and rotating functions. The panama is simple to move around, using the hand control lever on the side pole. The Panama umbrella is made out of heavy duty polyester, making this umbrella a long lasting and durable piece of furniture.

So imagine now your outdoor space with a large market umbrella added to whatever setting you have, and imagine the ease of entertaining family and friends under the comfort of a large shade umbrella.

Come and visit us in store at our Melbourne showroom, or check out our umbrellas through our website.

The Tinamba modular lounge setting is back

 The Tinamba modular lounge setting is back

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Great news – the fabulous Tinamba modular outdoor lounge setting is back!

One of the most popular outdoor lounges in the country, the Tinamba was developed exclusively for Outdoor Living Direct, and has featured on ‘Better homes and Gardens’. They borrowed a Tinamba for a photo shoot – and the presenter, Tara Dennis, loved it so much she bought it for her home!

The Tinamba is named after a lovely little town in Gippsland, Victoria, that features the Tinamba Hotel – a terrific gastronomic pub if you’re ever in the area. It is constructed with heavy-gauge powdercoated alumimium, and the 5mm fully round, commercial grade rattan is hand woven over the frame.

The seat cushions are 15cm thick, unlike the industry standard 12cm. They feature ‘sandwich’ foam filling – where the heavy duty outdoor foam is sandwiched between a layer of Dacron. This stops the cushion from collapsing over time, but still provides great comfort.

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The outdoor fabric is treated for Australia’s elements, and is fully weatherproof –

Check out the video of the Tinamba here: