Indoor-Outdoor flow is a core part of any Kiwi home. Whether it’s winter afternoons out on the deck or firing the bbq up every night in summer, ensuring your entertainment area extends out is an important part of making any house a home.
However, it can be difficult to know what furniture can last the years and battle the elements. Outdoor furniture needs to specifically designed to withstand rain, sun and wind whilst still providing comfort and going well with the rest of the decor.
Devon Furniture has been making this into a reality for New Zealand families since 1976. From humble beginnings in an old tin shed in Newmarket, Bruce Barnes and Howard Sneddon set out to build the “best outdoor furniture money could buy.” While a lot has changed since then, including Devon furniture being exported around the world, customers are still coming back to Devon for the same reasons: style, comfort, colour and durability.
These four aspects are key to choosing the perfect outdoor furniture. The style needs to not only emulate your personal taste but blend in well with an outdoor setting. Think teak wood and natural curves and materials that all suit an outside environment. There’s nothing worse than chic furniture that isn’t functional! Comfort is always of the utmost importance to ensure each piece not only looks good but is also relaxing to sit and enjoy life in, on and around.
Devon also ensures the colours are all tones that are versatile yet suit an outside setting such as natural greys, soft whites and blacks that complement the teak wood used. As mentioned earlier, outdoor furniture is subject to more wear and tear than indoor furniture is. From the wood used to the joints and the fabrics, durability is key. All Devon fabrics are woven from weather-resistant, highly durable acrylic fibres to create a colourfast fabric that won’t fade, crack or tear. And you’ll find they stay cool even in the hot sun.
Outdoor furniture can truly transform a space into something liveable, entertaining and enjoyable. Ensure the furniture you choose is not only in vogue but is also designed to withstand everything mother nature can throw at it and more.