Eva Solo Creates Designer Homes for Birds

Simplicity, distinct lines and a high degree of functionality: These are the three qualities with which Eva Solo describes itself. The Danish company specializes in design pieces which bring Nordic elegance into kitchen, bathroom or  outdoors. A wide selection of everyday objects has been developed and produced with the help of some of the best design professionals and they have been awarded with over 150 Danish and international design prices over the time. This year they can celebrate a big anniversary: one hundred years in business!

The latest additions to their product range are stylish feeder items for birds. The mini feeder balls are small bowls made of glass shaped in a simplistic design inspired by weaver birds’ nests. They can be hung outside onto a tree, a bush or near the balcony and provide small domestic birds with necessary nutrients during the cold winter and throughout the year. Because of its  transparent material the animals can be observed from all angles.

The bird table helps feeding the birds as well, but this piece comes in two forms: hanging from a tree or standing in the ground. It has a sculptural classic design formed by two semi-circular halves. Its material is white steel which makes it pretty durable.

Whichever model you choose, you can be sure that the looks of it will attract not only birds but also those who appreciate designer garden products.

 Further Information: evasolo.com

Cane-line: New Outdoor Lounge Furniture

For 25 years the Danish company Cane-line has been making design garden furniture. When developing materials it is very important for them that the furniture is maintenance free. According to the manufacturer all Cane-line products are UV-resistant and can be cleaned easily.

In 2013 Cane-line expanded their outdoor collection with a new line of lounge garden furniture. A special frame, made from conic pipes, gives the series an aesthetic look. It consists of several modules easy to combine. According to thehe company  outdoor life was never that easy. The CEO of Cane-line, Brian Djernes: “Today we see that private customers as well as companies and hotels use their design garden furniture differently than they used to. Low maintenance is a must, but multi-purpose as well. This is why we focus more and more on designs which can be adapted to many situations.”

The new catalogue from Cane-line shows all new products. There is a new interpretation of the classic swings for the garden as well as chairs with an elastic and lightweight material called Rope.

Further information: cane-line.com

Rausch: Easy for gardens and terraces

Whoever remains true to oneself – keeps on changing. Following this principle the designers of the manufacturer Rausch, Karlsruhe, developed the new collection “Easy” with a lot of new details and young aspects. “Easy” is light, made from aluminium, the is light taupe. The slim clear lines concentrate on essentiality committed to the tradition of the modern spirit.

The centerpiece of the collection – a stackable armchair – is offered in three models. Seat and back are covered with polyester, meshwork of synthetics or ergonomically formed aluminium. The individuality of “Easy” is resulting from the versatile combinations of the elements. Four table models are available – from a bistro-table of powder-coated aluminium to a prolongable dinner-table with glass plate. The new collection is completed by a simple small stool, a side table as cantilever and a straight, stackable sun lounger with adjustable back and lie down from polyester.

Further information: rausch-classics.com


Todus: Design outdoor lights coming soon

The company Todus from the Czech Republic offers design, original, comfortable and quality outdoor furniture. In cooperation with famous and widely recognized studio HG Atelier Design Todus is now proud to announce a new series of outdoor lights to come soon.

Designer Filip Houdek combines a specially crafted glass component with LED diods into a stainless steel profile. With the new lighting system Todus is widening the Alcedo range by stylish and functional items.

Further information: todus.cz


Outdoor furniture made in Italy

Established in Umbria in 1951, by the 80s and 90s Emu had become a leading company in outdoor furnishing as a result of its legacy of local knowledge and skills in metal working.

In 2005, under the leadership of its former Chairman, Riccardo Biscarini, the company was able to begin to target its brand name thanks to the investment fund, L Capital, from the world’s top group for luxury goods LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy). This enabled innovative products to be produced in partnership with some of the successful international designers, without neglecting the company’s core business of classic products.

2011, the year of its 60th anniversary, saw the beginning of a new phase for Emu. The company finalised its move to the financial group Fondo Opera, with the ultimate aim of giving a fresh boost to the already expanding company, and at the same time of strengthening company capital. Contrary to recent trends towards decentralisation, production of Emu’s metal furniture is strongly established at the Marsciano plant, which covers 70,000 sq. m. and employs 150 workers. The quality of the furniture is guaranteed by its “made in Italy” production and by its commitment to continual technological research into materials and production techniques. Emu can already claim merit and is highly esteemed throughout the world, yet it is determined to continuously and steadily improve its know-how in the sector of metal processing.

Presenting Snooze, the re-interpretation of Siesta, a relaxing armchair with a simple and yet brilliant design launched by Emu in 1980. Now, the same mechanism has evolved and focuses upon a wider dimension and a covering in a highly resistant and colourful technical cloth for outdoor use. The Bahama deckchair was launched in the late 1970’s and is still in production. It has become a classic and has furnished all kinds of environments; from mountain chalets to seaside villas and small country gardens. Emu is presenting it in its 2013 collection with the addition of contemporary bright colours. Caprera is a chic & easy-style version of the classic and very popular Pigalle model. The contour of these chairs (launched in 1995) is re-interpreted through a new choice of colour and extreme versatility, making it easy to use. Lastly, the Arc-en-Ciel, in production since the 1970’s and launched in a new version in 2011, is now being offered in three new colours: dark green, lavender and orange that will be added to the other 10 already available. Ideal for those who like to furnish their space in an informal and unconventional way.

For further information: emu.it