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



garden unique: winners got their awards

“And the winners are…” resounded at garden unique, the premium outdoor furniture hall, yesterday evening.

The winners of this year’s “garden unique design contest” were announced at 6 p.m. The winners chosen by the top-class jury of experts, which included the designers Patrick Nadeau and Marc Sadler, are a portable outdoor kitchen, a gracefully styled table and chair ensemble and a bottle cooler.

The visitors of the ceremony and the event had an entertaining evening in relaxed atmosphere and in the company of design experts.

Further Information: gardenunique.de and spogagafa.com


White is the Fitness Colour

Holiday time is here at last, but what about the weather? There’s no other choice, than to catch a ‘plane to the sunny south; or maybe, a hotel with a luxurious health centre and spa where you can ‘let it all hang out’, surrender to the luxury of health and beauty treatments and recharge the batteries. However, it takes the right good quality equipment and furniture to create the right atmosphere; the colour of choice is white, which has long since come to symbolise purity and clarity. It gives a room a generous and elegant appearance, and relaxes the eyes.

The new generation of spa furniture from Projectform is in-line with this trend but with subtle differences: ‘silk-white’ incorporates a light beige in the weave, while ‘seashell’ shimmers in unobtrusive grey. In spite of its enclosed shape, the compact ‘Lotus’ lounge-landscape appears lightweight and striking. By contrast, ‘Embrace’ allows for many combinations and arrangements of chairs, tables and stools.

The vast available range of choice extends from hot-stone massage to algae-packs and herbal baths, but in the final analysis the choice is a subjective one, just like one’s personal niche. If the lounge seats demand too much strength, maybe Projectform’s wellness couches are the answer. They combine functionality with design, adjustable head- and foot-rests, or ergonomically shaped couch surfaces, conforming with the entire body shape to guarantee a comfortable resting posture. The ‘Gardino-Geflecht’ (‘Gardino Weave’) is particularly suited for spa areas: it dries quickly, is easy to clean, strong, and has a long service life.