Dickson-Constant: New Flooring for the 100th Anniversary

Dickson-Constant celebrates its 100th birthday. For this extraordinary event the global player for sunscreen and in- and outdoor textiles presents “Flooring”, a new high-tech floor covering weaved from PVC-fibres. It is the result of five years of research and development and supplements the range of different fabrics.

Lars Rippstein, manager of the German branch, comments: “Dickson-Constant has been long known as the world market leader for awning fabrics. Nowadays we also make fabrics for high-class garden furnishings, indoor furniture and comfortable boat equipment. The hard-wearing, carpet-like floor covering is a great addition.”

“Flooring” is the first floor covering by Dickson-Constant. Usually their 600 employees produce over 25 million square meters of fabrics per year. Their recent portfolio also includes a cloth collection especially for the hotel industry and a stretch-fabric with a terry-cloth feel for maritime use.

Dickson-Constant will be present at spoga+gafa from September 8th to 10th in Hall 10.2 stand O-040.

Further Information: dickson-constant.com


Lafuma Summer Collection 2014

Since 1962 the French manufacturer Lafuma combines in its collections elegance and smart design. The furnishings are produced exclusively in France, constant quality checks are guaranteed. Lafuma’s furniture collection for 2014 offers different ways of relaxation and is formed by the attributes comfort, style and functionality. 

The Futura Clippe Air Shell® offers the perfect synthesis of comfort and functionality. The innovative two-layer cover Air Shell® creates a pleasant smooth feeling with a 3D-Mesh material that is extremely breathable and dries superfast. Usually this material is used for delicate parts of backpacks like shoulder strap and carriage system, but Lafuma uses its abilities and the great look of the material also for its garden furniture. The Futura Clippe Air Shell® is available in the colours Black and Coral Blue.

With Color Block, Lafuma brings joy into the summer gardens of 2014. Banana Yellow, Papageno Green and Sunrise Red are the colours of this line of garden chairs. What’s special about it is that the covers have the same colours like the frames and are interchangeable. This makes it possible to have different colour combinations with the models RClip, Maxi Transat and Pop Up.

Lafuma is exhibitor at spoga+gafa 2013 in Cologne from September 08th to 10th.

Further Information: Lafuma.com

spoga+gafa Premiere for Röshults

The Swedish furnishing business Röshults is for the first time exhibitor at the international garden trade fair spoga+gafa from September 08th to 10th in Cologne.

The company sells garden furniture, outdoor-kitchens, BBQs and decorative accessories for outdoors. The stand of Röshults will be in the premium area of garden unique in hall 10.2. Last year, this area has been in a smaller hall but because of the growing demand in garden furniture they moved into a more spacious place.

 Further Information: roshults.se

Eva Solo: A Classic Carafe in New Colours

Eva Solo’s 1.0 litre fridge carafe is part of an illustrious range of 100% drip-free jugs and carafes. It is now available with neoprene covers in three new colour combinations.

The fridge carafes now come with neoprene covers in jolly green, pure white and in white with a lime-coloured zip, colours that add an elegant touch when serving beverages. Under the coloured neoprene covers, the award-winning carafe is just the same. The carafes are still 100% drip-free, guaranteeing no marks on your tablecloth or table. The fliptop lid opens automatically when you pour, and the neoprene cover keeps the contents cold or hot.

The fridge carafe is inspired by the classic milk bottle, neatly fitting into most fridge doors. At the same time, its mouth is large enough for ice cubes and lemon slices to easily be added to the water. Both the carafe and the flip-top lid are dishwasher-safe, while the neoprene cover is machine-washable at 30°C.

Eva Solo is exhibitor at spoga+gafa 2013 in Cologne from September 8th to 10th.

Further Information: evasolo.com


Nominated for Unique Youngstar Design Contest at spoga+gafa 2013: Stakes by Roee Madgassi

15 design projects by young talents are nominated for the unique youngstar award 2013. The theme of this year’s competition is “outdoor living”.

The nominated projects will be exhibited at the international garden trade fair spoga+gafa in Cologne, from September 8th to 10th. Between now and spoga+gafa we will introduce  the nominees in the garden unique category of this blog.


  • By: Roee Magdassi, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Material: Titanium
  • Size: 30 x 5,5 x 5,5 cm when folded

Stakes is an ultra-light, portable outdoor cooking grill, suitable for hikes in nature. Three titanium stakes are inserted in the ground and function as legs for the rolled grilling net. The flexible triangle shape enables easy pinning of the grill while avoiding rocks or hard soil. The stakes and the net fold are packed into a Cordura plastic case equipped with silicon gripper for operation while the net is hot. Stakes creates a new experience of outdoor cooking and it’s an eco-friendly alternative for common disposable outdoor-grills. It is durable, folds quickly into its case after use and can be washed in a dishwasher.

The winners of the competition will be announced in Hall 10.2 of the koelnmesse in Cologne on September 8th 2013 at 5 p.m. during the unique hour event. There will be three prizes awarded by a jury and an audience award which will be determined by online vote at gardenunique.de/youngstars.