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VIGOR modern – clean – and simple designer garden furniture from Royal Botania

04.02.2013

Vigor is among the new ranges of modern garden furniture from Royal Botania. Constructed from Solid wood and powder coated steel, Vigor is suitable for year round outdoor use even in the harshest of environments. Pictured in an ultra modern garden though this range would look stunning in more traditional country or urban garden. Please browse our website to see all ranges available from Royal Botania as well as other European design brands. All of our furniture is available for both private customers and the contract furniture market.

IXIT contemporary yet classic wooden garden furniture from Royal Botania

04.02.2013

 

A new addition to the IXIT range of contemporary teak garden furniture from Royal Botania are these tables and benches. Suitable for year round outdoor use this range of teak outdoor furniture, with its clean lines and simple design, lends itself to contemporary gardens as well as more traditional settings in urban or country gardens. please contact us for more information

Alura Contemporary garden furniture From Royal Botania

04.02.2013

More of the Alura range of modern garden furniture from Royal Botania. Pictured is some garden lounge furniture and high bar furniture – all part of the new Alura range. Please contact us for further information on this range or any of the other ranges available from Royal Botania.

New ranges from Royal Botania

04.02.2013

Royal Botania have some stunning new additions for 2013. Here’s a quick preview of some new modern garden furniture from Royal Botania which is available to buy now from Encompass. Picture is the new Alura range. This c new contemporary garden furniture range consists of outdoor dining table and chairs, garden lounge furniture, high bar furniture, modern sun loungers and low tables.

All furniture is built to the highest quality Royal Botania designer furniture is famous for. Constructed from Aluminium, Batyline, and Glass the Alura range can be specified in a range of colour finishes suitable for year rouand outdoor use – even in marine environments

Encompass editorial in the Financial Times

16.04.2012

The Finacial Times recently featured Encompass’ ranges in a large feature about all things Encompass

SLIM from viteo

10.04.2012

Slim dining, lounge and poolside furniture from Viteo

The Slim collection of modern design outdoor furniture from Viteo is characterised by sleak profiles and a pure, minimal style. This look is the result of the choice of materials used ; thin Corian is thermo-formed into ergonomic shapes and combined with a marine grade stainless steel frame,  achieving a delicate, slim appearance. Matching cushions are available in a wide range of fabrics.

Pure by Viteo

10.04.2012

Pure minimalist garden lounge furniture

Pure Lounge is a striking collection where linearity and comfort are perfectly combined. The use of various highest quality materials of different appearances create luxurious furniture which can express everyone’s individuality. The collection is fundamentally pure in design;  the basic modular elements are available in teak, concrete, Corian and white powder coated aluminium, with sumptuous cushions to match. The many combinations lend themselves to a host of different environments. With the addition of a fire table to the collection, a campfire-like atmosphere will turn Summer evenings into a memorable experience.

Outdoor Kitchen

10.04.2012

Outdoor Kitchen from Viteo

The Outdoor Kitchen from Viteo offers a new experience for outdoor cooking. The collection includes appliances such as a tepanyaki grill, wok burner, electric grill, gas hotplates and even a kitchen sink. New possibilities for cooking & entertaining outdoors are opened up, allowing you the pleasure of cooking more and more outside. High quality materials such as teak, stainless steel and Corian provide long-lasting performance, as do the Gaggenau electrical household appliances.

Cementum

10.04.2012

Cementum Concrete Benches

Cementum, a real eye-catcher, is a range of concrete seating modules which, thanks to close cooperation with experts, ensures the highest quality and extreme resistance to weathering in outdoor spaces. Three different modules enable you to create a wide variety of different shaped and sized seating arrangements in a choice of either light or dark grey concrete.

Sellex’s range of space saving folding wall beds for private and contract use

04.04.2012

Sellex’s range of space saving folding wall beds

Sellex’s range of folding wall beds are an increasingly popular option for residential and contract applications where space is at a premium. With bunk, single, double, twin as well as shelf and studio bed options, Sellex beds will suit a host of requirements.

Bunk, shelf and studio beds now available in a new length of 200cm as well as the existing 190cm.

Single foding shelf bed

04.04.2012

Single foding shelf bed

The shelf bed is a super space saving option measuring just 33cm from a wall when closed and is available in two standard matttress sizes.

The use of bedding straps means that the bed can be folded away, when not in use, without removing the bedding. The frame, top shelf, fascia and optional side panels are available in a range of fun colours as well as natural looking wood finishes.

Single folding bed

04.04.2012

Single folding bed

The single folding bed folds vertically and clever engineering allows the handle (used to open the bed) to also act as the leg when the bed is in use. The shape of the carcase also allows the bed to be built into a wall, thus occupying no space in a room when stowed away.

Studio folding desk bed

04.04.2012

Studio folding desk bed

The studio bed combines a single bunk with a desk. Again the desk, fascia and optional side panels are available in many colours and natural looking wood finishes meaning the bed is easily adaptable to suit bedroom or hotel room decor.

Twin folding wall beds from Sellex

04.04.2012

Twin folding wall bed

Ideal for hotels, hostels, halls of residence or spare rooms at home the twin bed allows more flexibility. The twin bed offers the same features as all of the other beds, such as bedding straps and a choice of colours and finishes.

POLTRONA TRES

16.05.2011

POTRONA TRES – outdoor sofa – garden bench

The Poltrona Tres is a new 3-seater to be used as a stand alone sofa or to be combined with the Poltrona easychair and escabel footstool.

MESITA 45

16.05.2011

MESITA 45

In addition to the two tables in the Lounge collection, FueraDentro have added a smaller variation of the Mesita table to the collection; the Mesita 45 Lounge is available in white, black and the organic cendre colour.(45x57x35 cm).

12.05.2011

PIECERA 78

To make the Cima Lounge collection even more adaptable to your personal preferences this range of outdoor furniture now also includes a smaller size footrest; the Piecera 78 Lounge (78x91x33cm). Perfect for use with the Poltrona Lounge chair (pictured).

12.05.2011

NEW FOR SPRING 2011 – DOBLE BENCH

FueraDentro have developed additional products to complement the current collections.

In addition to the great success of the Doble tables FueraDentro have decided to introduce the Doble bench. A beautiful stainless steel frame based on the design of the table, with either a Batyline® or Teak top. Please click here for more information

Conmoto Launch New Furniture in HPL @ IMM collogne 2011

28.01.2011

CONMOTO – Press Release

The award winning German stove and furniture manufacturer, Conmoto, launched brand new indoor/ outdoor furniture ranges in HPL at this year’s IMM show in Cologne.

New Tension Collection

The new Tension collection uses contrasting materials to great effect. The natural teak bars and traditional wedges set off the more modern aesthetic of the HPL – available in white, anthracite or with a wenge finish.

Designed and revised by some of Germany’s most renowned designers this ergonomic collection is aesthetically striking and highly functional for both residential and contract applications.

New Riva Stuhl

An evolution of the already established and popular RIVA collection, RIVA Stuhl is part of a new line of RIVA furniture designed by the award winning Peter Maly. Using HPL and Teak, again complimentary and contrasting of one another, RIVA stuhl is architectural in design and functional in it’s practicality.

New Jig Collection

Jig – so called because of it’s appearance and the techniques used in it’s construction – is, again, an evolved adaption on a theme made famous by the RIVA collection. Cleverly cut panels, in the backs and seats of the chairs, provide ‘bounce’ to the HPL – a material renowned for its extreme strength and rigidity.

Riva Round and Oval

RIVA round and oval tables are the latest addition to the RIVA range.

Constructed from HPL, all chairs and tables are designed for a lifetime of outdoor or indoor use. Celebrated for its extremely hard wearing qualities, HPL is the ideal choice for manufacturing extremely durable outdoor furniture. HPL, first used as an architectural material, is scratch resistant UV stable, water proof and very, very strong.

ROYAL BOTANIA Press Release

19.01.2011

Royal Botania – Press Release

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Royal Botania, one of Europe’s largest outdoor furniture manufacturers, are pleased to announce new luxury furniture for 2011.

Red Label Collection

You could regard the products under the RED LABEL umbrella, as Royal Botania’s  “light” collection. Light in this case does not necessarily refer to their weight, even though when developing the range the focus was on an economical use of material without compromising the overall quality and refinement, a feature that has given the Royal Botania brand its worldwide appreciation.

The products below are all part of the Red Label collection. Emphasis on the above mentioned notions mean this furniture is made available on the market with a more accessible price tag without comprimising design, funtion or quality.

‘NEW’ Layzie Collection

Layzie is the new modular, outdoor furniture collection From Royal Botania. Items include, sofas, armchairs, loungers and ottomans. All built with high quality materials, suitable for a lifetime of outdoor use, the Layzie collection – with it’s modular function – is adaptable for both large and small areas.

Available in a range of colours and finishes this superlatively comfortable collection can be easily customised to suit a host of residential and commercial applications.

‘NEW’ XQI Collection

The XQI collection is a robust new range of teak furniture from Royal Botania. It’s simple design and comfort is complimented by its durability. Known for it’s naturally weather resistant qualities the teak chairs are built with Batyline seats and backs for years of outdoor use – even in the harshest environments. Batyline is the premium fabric for use with outdoor furniture. Its resistance to UV, Moisture, mould and mildue is unrivalled.

With all the other fixtures and fittings, on both the tables and the chairs, being made from marine grade stainless steel, This furniture is a very low maintenance and long lasting furniture solution for many projects.

‘NEW’ QT Lounger

The new Sun Lounger in the QT collection, with its distinctive styling, further enhances the already popular and established QT range.

Built from Stainless steel and batyline the QT range, again, is built for a lifetime of use to the high quality that has established Royal Botania as one of Europe’s most popular furniture manufactures.

‘NEW’ Little L Collection

The new Little L Collection is the latest in a range of simple and elegant outdoor furniture from Royal Botania that includes dining furniture, coffee tables and sun loungers. Available in a range of colours and finishes there will almost certainly be an option to suit the needs of any residential or commercial environment.

FUERA DENTRO PRESS RELEASE

07.01.2011

FUERA DENTRO PRESS RELEASE

NEW PRODUCTS 2011

FueraDentro, one of the world’s most exclusive outdoor furniture design brands, is please to announce new luxury furniture for 2011.

‘NEW’ SHELL COLLECTION

IN CENDRE COLOUR

Superlatively comfortable Shell collection, by Jan des Bouvrie for FueraDentro Amsterdam, is now available in the new Cendre (taupe) colour finish.

Retro design lounge furniture, in all-weather Batyline ® fibre and electro-polished stainless steel; suitable for year-round exterior use.

Shell collection is also available in black and white Batyline fibre.

‘NEW’ STAMSKIN FABRIC

CIMA LOUNGE COLLECTION

The new Stamskin cushions for Cima Lounge collection are the perfect accompaniment to an already luxurious range of outdoor furniture by Dutch designer Hendrik Steenbakkers. Stamskin

is a synthetic leather designed for year-round outdoor use. Cushions for the Cima collection are available buttoned & stitched or plain (as pictured). Cima lounge chairs are built to a very

high quality from the highest quality materials. Designed for life-long function, the materials exceed standards for durability and resistance to the outdoor elements.

‘NEW’ SHELL LOUNGER

Distinctively retro styled sunlounger with rounded edges and large aluminium wheels, by Jan des Bouvrie for FueraDentro, Amsterdam.

Shell sun bed draws inspiration from the 1960s, whilst using premium quality materials, which include Batyline ® fibre, and electro-polished stainless steel, to ensure a lifetime of use.

‘NEW’ SIESTA LOUNGER

Decadent Siesta lounger is the most generously sized and arguably the most comfortable individual lounger available in today’s market. Siesta sunlounger by Hendrik Steenbakkers for

FueraDentro, Amsterdam is multi-functional. As part of the Cima modular furniture collection, it can be used in many ways to form new pieces of furniture; a chaise longue, bench, day bed

etc.

NEW FIRE PRODUCTS – AUTUMN 2010

04.11.2010

ZERO

Zero is the majestic new fire pit from AK47.

Constructed from oxidized steel, Zero is a generously sized fire pit with

optional bbq grill. The storage solution for logs is cleverly integrated

into the design, which invites you to sit closer to the fire and enjoy the

warmth or Zero.

HAND FORGED IRON

From Conmoto

A range of hand forged fire tools and accessories from Marco Ferreri. Made

in an ancient workshop which uses a five hundred year old water-driven

hammer, the material for each implement is sourced from recycled iron and

old railway tracks.

CRASH

By AK47

Crash is a designer storage solution for logs, magazines, a plant or pretty

much anything.

All you have to do is look at things from another point of view and an

industrial container can be transformed to take on a new appearance and new

function.

SPARK GUARD

From Conmoto

Designed by Afra and Tobia Scarpa, the Scarper collection from Conmoto

boasts many uniquely designed pieces for the fire side, including this

modular screen in burnished steel mesh. Finished with stainless steel

details, the fire guard could be the accessory to finish off an already

spectacular fire place.

BORSA LATO

From Conmoto

The Borsa Lato is another design from Afra and Tobia Scarpa.

Constructed from leather with stainless steel details and solid wood

handles, the Borsa Lato is a log basket with a modern edge and attention to

detail.

SCARPA COLLECTION

From Conmoto

This three piece fire tool set and stand are a formal and functional

addition to the Scarpa Collection. Tobia Scarpa, son of Architect Carlo

Scarpa, studied architecture at the University of Venice and has been

designing lighting, furniture and other objects since 1957. Since 1960 he

has worked in close collaboration with Afra Scarpa and their projects are

presented in the greatest museums worldwide.

ENCOMPASS FIRE PRODUCTS

Encompass contemporary and modern fires and fireside accessory collections

include the finest modern stoves and wood burners, flueless bio ethanol fuel

fires and fireside accessories and tools.

Encompass is UK distributor for Conmoto, who supply the very best of modern

German design products. Our new suppliers include AK47, purveyors of fine

fireside accessories, firepits, log storage etc

ENCOMASS AT DECOREX

04.11.2010

ENCOMPASS at DECOREX 2010

Many thanks to all of our valued customers who attended Decorex and to

those we met there! We had a very positive show and are delighted with the

response from both our existing and new clientele.

ROLL

Roll modern ethanol fire created quite a stir at this year’s Decorex.

Designed by Sieger Design, Roll provides warmth and a focal point wherever

it’s used. Roll moves on bearings, and can be locked in place by simply

fitting the optional wall bracket, which can of course be used to wall mount

the fire too. The 2 glass firescreens are fitted to Roll with magnets,

making them easily removeable, and giving quick access to the stainless

steel fire chamber.

Roll produces approximately 1kw of heat.

GATE

Gate log burning stove by Carsten Gollnick for Conmoto. Modern German design

log burning stove with impressive 10kw heat output, Gate is the interior

designer and architect’s dream, with its clean and simple lines and

outstanding functionality.

SHELL EASY CHAIR

Shell lounge chair is a modern European design by Jan des Bouvrie for

FueraDentro, Amsterdam. Shell has a retro look & feel, and is one of the

most comfortable (!) collections we have supplied in over 13 years.

The furniture is available in a range of colours, including the “Cendre”

finish shown here, which is already proving to be a big hit. High grade

electro-polished stainless steel and Batyline fibre are cutting edge

materials with exceptional durability in the most demanding exterior

climates, making Shell an ideal choice for both residential and hospitality

projects. Also shown is the cute and highly sought after Shell side table in

electro polished stainless steel and toughened glass.

SHELL LOUNGER

Also shown at this year’s Decorex was the Shell garden lounger, designed for

a lifetime of luxurious comfort. Oversized wheels, shiny electro polished

stainless steel and robust batyline fibre enhance the lounger’s retro

design.

Woven outdoor furniture is today generally seen as a little “over the hill”.

We are firmly of the opinion that Shell furniture bucks the trend, with its

retro design, superlative comfort and highest quality manufacture!

FERRO A FUOCO

Conmoto Germany recently announced the buy-out of Italian fire tools company

Dimensione Fuoco. The new collection includes a range of fire tools, fire

screens, log holders and many other accessories. Pictured are the Ferro A

Fuoco hand-forged iron fire tools. These are availble with a stand, wall

mounts or as stand alone pieces. The Dimensione Fuoco collection maintains

its Italian authenticity, and enhances the distinguished collection of fire

tools, stoves and ethanol fires from Conmoto.

RIZZ

RiZZ  Pro & Made to Measure door mats reduce dirt walked into your premises

by some 80%. The brush profile has been designed in such a way that dirt

isn’t absorbed by the mat, but actually falls through it. Maintenance is

simple: roll up the mat and brush away the dirt. You can also rinse the mat

out every now and then. The mat is highly appreciated for its high level of

efficacy and user-friendliness. Rizz have now launched their “made to

measure” range. Now both the mat and the frame can be produced in the shape

and size of your choice.

SHELL DINING

Just like the Shell easy chair and lounger from FueraDentro, Shell dining

chairs offer the same exceptional comfort, good looks and durablilty. The

dining chair is so comfortable that your lunch or dinner may well drag on a

lot longer than you originally thought! Shell dining tables are available in

rectangular and square formats, with electro polished stainless steel frame

and toughened glass table top, in black, white or cendre (taupe). Shell

dining table tops can also be specified in HPL for contract applications.

2010 Installations by Encompass

18.08.2010

Its been a fantastic year so far for Encompass and with more great weather on the way, we thought we’d share with you a handful of examples of our work this year, so far. So… if you are still deciding on your garden furniture, you may just find inspiration here. With good availability on this season’s stock, we are able to offer some great deals on orders made soon! For more information on any of these products or other products from our ranges please to not hesitate to call 02392 410 045 or email [email protected]

CIMA COLLECTION 2010

Great ideas can happen in an instance. Perfection takes a little longer, With the CIMA collection, from Fuera Dentro, now in its 6th year the new additions, colour finishes and bespoke possibilities, have seen it become one of this years best sellers. Where ultimate comfort, quality and design can be produced in many variations, to suit your needs, CIMA LOUNGE has been installed in a host of applications.

CIMA LOUNGE

From city roof terraces to hotel lobbies to country gardens, the CIMA LOUNGE collection has made a huge impact to many locations while, at the same time, being sympathetic to its surroundings.

A PLACE IN THE SUN

Don’t forget… we can ship world wide! As well being very busy in the UK for the first part of the year, we have shipped to many of our clients holiday retreats throughout Europe as well as catering for hotels further afield. The quality of materials used in the construction of all of our furniture means it is suitable for even the harshest of environments. So whether its blistering heat, or out on the ocean we have the right furniture for you.

MODERN

The DOBLE table is another classic example of how using different materials, but keeping the design the same, you can open up all sorts of possibilities when it comes to installation. Whether is ultra modern or older, more traditional settings, the design can be, again, sympathetic yet striking.

CLASSIC

Available with a Belgian Blue Stone, Teak or coloured glass top the DOBLE table can suit many spaces indoors or out. It has been a popular choice this year and with the choice of a classic design dining chair or striking modern design dining chair available from Fuera Dentro the spaces it now occupies vary incredibly…. and it looks great in all.

GATE

19.07.2010

GATE – 10 KW Log burning stove. DESIGN; Carsten Gollnick
Pure elegance, upstanding and light. GATE simply cannot be ignored within the
context of interior design: a fireplace of decidedly elegant proportions. So where
does this remarkable lightness stem from? The combustion chamber is suspended
to float in the matt, anthracite-coated steel plate. Noticeably large, vertical glass
panes and the brightly gleaming accents of the handles and levers in matt
brushed stainless steel provide a contrast in the drama played out between
materials and colours.

New Designs From Fuera Dentro

12.04.2010

New designs for 2010 – Fuera Dentro

Encompass are pleased to announce brand new designs from Fuera Dentro

The Siesta Lounger completes the CIMA range. Designed by Henk Steenbakkers, the Cima lounge collection is a recent addition to the original Cima collection. Both ranges share many characteristics, including great, timeless modern design, and use of the best weather resistant materials, meaning that the furniture provides exceptional comfort and pleasure in the Summer, and looking outside at the furniture in the Winter, piece of mind and beauty.

DOBLE

The Fuera Dentro Cima collection includes a wide range of tables in various sizes and specifications, including rectangular and square formats, available in many beautiful different material and colour finishes. Attention to detail in the design and production of the Cima range is outstanding; the adjustable stainless steel feet of the Doble table, and the etched Fuera Dentro logo on steel legs, are subtle yet highly attractive features in themselves.

BUTAQUE

A carver chair for the purist. Butaque is the ideal accompaniment to Doble tables. The chair is designed to be lower than the Doble table top so that when they are not in use the do not disturb the clean lines of Doble.

DOBLE TEAK

Designed By Henk Steenbakkers Doble tables are available in a wide range of sizes and finishes. Square and rectangular table tops are availble in teak, Belgian Blue Stone and various coloured glass.

SHELL

The Shell Lounger is the latest addition to Fuera Dentro’s ranges. Completing the Shell collection of retro-modern tables, chairs and lounge furniture, the Shell lounger combines optimum comfort and function with design.

E-VOLVED

Designed by Timothy Schrieber for Fuera Dentro. Flowing, organic design, evocative of natural forms.  Cast in stainless steel with brilliant polished finish, Evolved is suitable for year round exterior or interior use.

Spring products from Royal Botania

12.04.2010

New Products for 2010 from Royal Botania

Encompass are pleased to announce brand new designs from Royal Botania.
From minimilist to conceptual, Royal Botania have a range for every residential and commercial application.

FOLD

FOLD is a funky marriage between contemporary materials and a 60s design.

The seat is made of carefully shaped acrylic plates which nicely compliment its shiny electro-polished stainless steel base. Available as an individual lounge chair or as a modular lounge system. The modular FOLD elements can be joined in numerous configurations, allowing you to be creative with the lay-out of the lounge corner of your dreams. Now just throw in the deluxe cushions and invite your friends for a drink…

D-LUX

Straight minimalist lines are known to result in pure shapes. Therefore achieving purity in design, working with female curves, and convex- or concave surfaces, is much more of a challenge. This exercise gets even more complex when the outcome not only needs to look sleek but also needs to provide optimal ergonomics and comfort. Nevertheless, all these requirements have been met by cutting and forming aluminium plates into these exceptionally beautiful shapes that are so typical of D-LUX furniture. Indeed, the word ‘ordinary’ simply does not feature in a description of D-LUX furniture. The collection includes sun loungers, a striking dining table, carver chairs and dining chairs.

QT

You could regard the products under the RED LABEL umbrella, as our “light” collection.

Light in this case does not necessarily refer to their weight, even though when developing the range the focus was on an economical use of material, without compromising the overall quality and refinement, a feature that has given the Royal Botania brand its worldwide appreciation. In this RED LABEL family two lines of chairs called QT and BOKZ are complimented with the SEXION table range. The latter comes in a variety of colours, sizes and materials so as to ensure sure you can find that perfect match. Obviously all these pieces can be nicely combined with other families of the Royal Botania collection, so we leave it to you to be creative.

BOKZ

A box-like folded seat suspended in a tubular aluminium space-frame might not be the first thing that comes to mind when imagining a comfortable chair. Nevertheless, this original concept reveals more than just good looks, it also offers more comfort than you might expect once the inside is clad with the fine upholstery of the matching cushions. The latter not only bring comfort, but the wide range of colours also allow you to customize your BOKZ chair, and thus make it even more appealing.

New Products from Quodes

12.04.2010

Pattern by Alfredo Haberli

Pattern has been exhibited in several museums and was chosen as “Best Shelving of the Year” by Wallpaper magazine.
Pattern is made of an aluminum composite material and is available in several dimensions.

Collar by Nendo

Quodes has introduced cabinets designed by Japanese designer Nendo.

Nendo drew inspiration for Collar from the collar of a shirt. Quodes have extended the range with an affordable bookcase and show case.

Hexagon by Nendo

Hexagon is a contemporary interpretation of a form first seen in ancient Greek geometry. The regular six-sided units are each divided by vertical sheets. When stacked they produce a beautiful rotational symmetry, typical of the hexagon, which Nendo cleverly exploits. Hexagon is made of powder coated aluminum / steel, heights from 36 cm to 178 cm and in black or white. Other colours on request.

Satellite by Barber Osgerby

Satellite by Barber Osgerby is designed for the living room, bedroom or office. Satellite offers an impressive flexibility in colours, models and configurations. Satellite is now made from light weight MDF, which reduces the weight of Satellite by 30-40%!

Encompass Spring Furniture Ideas..

12.03.2010

Long gone are the days of granddad’s old deckchair and your auntie’s old fold away sun lounger, that used to trap your fingers. Today the outdoor living space of your home is as important as and should incorporate the luxury of the indoor lounge. Hard as it is to believe with the current drab weather, Spring is around the corner, and we’ve got modern garden furniture solutions for you on our mind….

Tips for creating your own outdoor living space

Outdoor spaces do not have to be huge for you to create an inviting, usable and social area of your home for garden dining and relaxing. All it takes is a little planning, the right plants and of course some stylish contemporary outdoor furniture, and it doesn’t have to break the bank (apologies to Sir Fred the Shred Goodwin).

Inside out

Usually an outdoor space follows on from a room in the home; it really works if you try and continue to bring your contemporary indoor style outdoors so that there is a smooth transition between the two living areas. This can be done through either colour or by the style of the garden furniture as well as the planters and of course the shape and scale of the plants. For additional indoor comfort and texture, why not try garden carpet for your outdoor space!

There are lots of styles of outdoor garden furniture to choose from such as contemporary, minimalist, modern and retro buitlt from teak wood, stainless steel, light weight aluminium, or even the hard wearing Batyline or COAXXS fibres. The choice of comfortable cushioned outdoor sofas through to luxury dining tables and parasols is exciting, especially with additional new products for 2010. Creating your look could not be easier.

Invest in good quality

A high quality piece of outdoor garden furniture will be much more comfortable than a slatted deck chair and it will invite you to lounge and relax outdoors for just a little longer. As the saying goes, “you get what you pay for”, and no where is this more true than for garden furniture. Good quality products last and will save you money in the long run. This is especially true in the garden, where harsh conditions can quickly deteriorate poorly made products. Our ranges are designed and made with a lifetime of use in mind.

So carefully consider if you require sun loungers, a modular sofa, benches and dining table, or carver chair and table combination, as you are going to be spending hours relaxing here.

Have a hero focal point in your outdoor space

Take your well honed interior design skills outside and find that special place that you are going to centre your outdoor design upon. This could be anywhere from a gentle water feature, a terrace, deck or patio, a particular blossoming tree or an architectural feature from the outside of your house or garden room. From there, think about the aesthetic that’s going to match that area. Once you have an idea of that, consider what colours and textures used in the furniture are going to blend with your surroundings. Once you have built up these ideas, have a think about what size and function you want the furniture to fit e.g. are you going to want an extendable dining table to seat extra guests, or a table of fixed size.

Think about the sun

Some “sun worshippers” will always be happy getting as much sun as they can. However, at times, shade is an important consideration. Parasols are an ideal way of spending more time outside, whilst being shaded directly from the harmful rays.

As the sun moves through the course of the day, so can the parasol, in order to provide optimum shade. We supply a couple of very nice modern design cantilever parasols that do just that, rotating on their base, in order to keep track of the sun.

Alternatively, Encompass have a range of very funky mast parasols that make a great design punctuation.

Day into night

Extend the time spent outdoors in your garden by creating a feature at the same time as warming yourselves and your guests. A fire pit or bio-alcohol fire can provide a fantastic focal point in the garden that draws people together, maximizing the time you spend relaxing and enjoying your leisure time.

Double up

The designers of outdoor garden furniture appreciate that space is sometimes at a premium and some of our ranges include contemporary design storage boxes where cushions and garden paraphernalia can be safely stored and kept dry.

Some tables can be folded and chairs stacked when not in use, should you need to temporarily open up a space. Benches can also be stored under tables to minimise the footprint of the furniture when it’s not in use.

For inspirational ideas on furniture and accessories to create your perfect modern outdoor space, simply call or email us, and we’ll be happy to send you some catalogues, and share the knowledge we’ve built up over the years.

ENCOMPASS at 100% Design 2009

16.02.2010

We had one of our busiest shows in recent memory at this year’s 100% Design, which we are chuffed to bits with. On the stand this year was an array of different products; from the show stopping behemoth Wave hammock from Royal Botania, to the minimalist Turn log burning stove and accompanying modern design fire tools, all from Conmoto. The Fuera Dentro showcase included the Evolved table, designed by Timothy Schreiber, and the Siesta Lounger, a sumptuous new edition to the modern classic Cima lounge collection. Bold, tactile modern design watches from LIP with new revised finishes were the attraction for many discerning admirers, while Freek outdoor carpets in a range of fun and funky colours captured the imagination of the extroverts.

New products for 2010 from SOME

12.12.2009

SOME Boston

New Boston exterior lounge chair by SOME, from Encompass Furniture.

Designed by Robin Delaere for SOME, Boston is an accessibly designed range of stackable contemporary furniture constructed in durable, light and recyclable aluminium.

The featured Boston lounge chair is generously proportioned, and is finished in a durable polyester powder coat, making it ideal for year-round exterior use.

SOME Boston

The Boston collection includes dining chairs, carver chairs, lounge chairs, sofas, tables, benches, bar stools and sun loungers, making it ideally suited for the hospitality sector. Featured here is the Boston bench.

Cushions are supplied as standard in Sunbrella fabric

Attention to detail and production quality of the Boston range is superb, whilst significantly, the furniture still remains keenly priced.

SOME Mod

The Mod collection is another striking design by Robin Delaere for Some.

Modern design modular lounge seating in durable powder coated aluminium is designed for year-round outdoor use in the harshest of climates.

The range includes modular sofa and ottoman, fully adjustable sun lounger, bar stools and pouf. Cushions as standard in Sunbrella fabric.

SOME Picnic

SOME Picnic is a generously proportioned modern design picnic set, comprised of an inter-connected large table and two benches, comfortably seating 8 people.

Robin Delaere’s modern take on the timeless picnic table configuration is made in powder coated aluminium, making the furniture ideal for year-round outdoor use.

The vertical faces of the lower frame are capped with stainless steel strip, in order to minimise scuffs and scratches of the powder coated aluminium; the stainless steel capping makes an attractive feature in itself.

Parasol hole in the table top is also optionally available.

News

SOME Furniture have developed brand new collections of modern and contemporary design outdoor leisure furniture for the contract market.

In addition to these new standard product ranges, we also undertake your own bespoke designs for volume orders. Please contact us for further information.

Encompass @ 100% Design 2009

12.10.2009

We had one of our busiest shows in recent memory at this year’s 100% Design, which we are chuffed to bits with. On the stand this year was an array of different products; from the show stopping behemoth Wave hammock from Royal Botania, to the minimalist Turn log burning stove and accompanying modern design fire tools, all from Conmoto. The Fuera Dentro showcase included the Evolved table, designed by Timothy Schreiber, and the Siesta Lounger, a sumptuous new edition to the modern classic Cima lounge collection. Bold, tactile modern design watches from LIP with new revised finishes were the attraction for many discerning admirers, while Freek outdoor carpets in a range of fun and funky colours captured the imagination of the extroverts.

Wave on the BBC

The Wave hammock from Royal Botania certainly turned a few heads at the show, attracting great interest from both visitors and the Press.
Amongst those to notice the Wave at 100% Design where the BBC, who filmed and subsequently featured the Wave on the BBC News website Business section.

Designed by Eric Nyberg and Gustav Storm, Wave is luxurious hammock that is perfect for use around the garden or around the pool. The design of Wave is a piece of sculpture in itself, and being fixed to the ground at only one point gives the Wave a floating appearance.

Wave hammock is made in electro polished stainless steel and Batyline, meaning that like all Royal Botania garden products, it is designed for year-round exterior use, no matter how harsh the climate. A luxurious fitted cushion is the finishing touch of comfort to this stunning architectural piece. WAVE also rotates through 360 degrees, allowing you to follow the sun (or shade) throughout the day.

Evolved from Fuera Dentro

E-Volved table by Timothy Screiber for Fuera Dentro. This was the first UK showing of Evolved, and it made quite an impression. With a flowing, organic design, evocative of natural forms, and cast in stainless steel with brilliant polished finish, Evolved is suitable for year round exterior use or interior use.

Turn by Conmoto

TURN log burning stove surprised many visitors with its’ rotatable 360 degrees function. Designed by Schweiger & Viererbl for Conmoto, Turn has an impressive 5KW heat output and a functional integrated log storage unit.

The door opens to the right, revealing a generously sized combustion chamber, where firewood is efficiently consumed, leaving little or no ash residue. The air supply can be regulated with the rotating wheel under the handle.

100% Design 2008

13.04.2009

Freek on the Encompass stand at 100% Design 2008

Freek up your life! Freek outdoor carpets offer the possibility of colours textures and fun for outdoor spaces. Limited edition striped rugs along with bright, bold and funky mono colours extend the modern interior into the garden, roof terrace, or around the pool. Available in standard and bespoke sizes.