Contemporary Chaise Longues
Friday, 27 March 2020
Long thought of as a stylish boudoir chair for bedroom seating, the modern chaise longue was invented in France during the 16th century as a way to recline without retiring to the bedroom. With rare and expensive materials used in their construction, in time it would become a symbol of high status. Today, one needn't be limited to the living or bedroom, with designs ready to look just as good in an office or study. Here at Lime we offer some contemporary takes on the classic style to help bring luxury into your space.
Pictured above: Donovan by Cattelan Italia , and Jenny by Sits
If traditional comfort is what you seek, consider the Sits' Jenny. Jenny is an stylish and welcoming chaise longue with a plump seat, softly curved lines and shaped wood legs, immediately at ease in the modern home.
For wow factor, Cattelan Italia's Donovan chaise longue is a stunning contemporary piece featuring a curved upholstered seat in synthetic or real leathers, on a subtly sculptural angular steel frame.
Their Casanova is an elegant swivel based chaise longue with accented curves to fit the contours of the body and a striking adjustable metal base, and again is upholstered in a choice of synthetic or real leathers.
Whether your space is modern and minimalist, or contemporary and cosy, these chaise longues are certain to be a great fit.
Outdoor Furniture by Cane-line - A Sensible Investment
Friday, 20 March 2020
Sometimes in the UK, we can be reluctant to splash out on outdoor furniture due to the wear and tear we expect during the winter months. But when it comes to Danish outdoor furniture company Cane-line, any investment is met by the materials used, the durability of the products and the multi-functionality of their designs.
Designed for comfortable outdoor living, Cane-line have produced contemporary garden furniture for more than 30 years, taking care to research the best quality materials to suit all types of weather. One result is QuickDry foam cushion inners, a unique composition with a rapid drainage system and easy air circulation. This gives us cushions that dry within around an hour after heavy rainfall, with no risk of mildew build-up - an ideal solution for British weather.
Pictured above: QuickDry seat cushions and the teak-topped Core outdoor dining table
Alongside this innovative technology are the high-quality materials. Popular in the Cane-line range is their stylish Weave finish, featured on the Peacock Weave lounge chair - a high-tech and UV-resistant polypropylene material designed to withstand all types of climates, and easy to clean. The craftsmanship is based on traditional weaving techniques that have been passed down over many generations in Indonesia - the home to Cane-line’s production facilities. Here, weavers and designers meet to create new and innovative products, aesthetically pleasing designs combining maximum comfort with a long lifespan. The time spent crafting these high-quality pieces results in long-lasting furniture for your outdoor space.
All Cane-line outdoor fabrics and weaves are 'solution dyed' rather than 'surface dyed', meaning colour is locked in through the entire fibre and cannot fade in the sun. Cane-line's coated aluminiums are strengthened with a hot dip galvanisation technique resulting in up to 10x the durability compared to more common techniques, and their slim ceramic table tops feature a hidden metal layer to distribute warmth evenly in hot sun - avoiding cracking. For wood elements, teak is ideal for outdoors due to a high oil content, and Cane-line use a certified Indonesian Teak for theirs that is approved and forested under the SVLK (Sistem Verifikasi Legalitas Kayu) certification system.
Pictured above: Horizon Sofa and Twist Coffee Tables
Cane-line also have a strong ethical practice and have been certified in accordance with International standards, guaranteeing that the furniture you buy has been manufactured with respect for both the employees and the environment. They strive to be a very conscious company with regards to waste, recycling and working conditions.
Not only do Cane-line excel in high-quality materials, ethical standards and stylish designs, but they create adaptable furniture that can be used both outdoors and indoors - ensuring you'll get the most out of your purchase. After all, if you’re going to invest a little more in outdoor furniture, why not make the most of it all year round.
With all-weather products that promise a long lifespan, low maintenance, optimal durability, high comfort and a company that goes above and beyond to meet ethical standards - why not?
Get Ready For Summer - New Releases From Cane-line
Friday, 13 March 2020
There’s no doubt we are all dreaming about warmer weather with no rain in sight, and that certainly makes us think about heading outside and enjoying our outdoor space. And the start of the year is the ideal time to begin planning what furniture you need to create your dream alfresco space.
Cane-line is an elegant outdoor Danish brand that has been producing a wide range of high-end garden furniture for 30 years – from streamlined tables to stylish garden sofas. Cane-line uses innovative technologies to ensure its all-weather collection is sleek, comfortable, durable and easy to clean. And its new summer range for 2020 offers some show-stopping designs.
Pictured above: Aspect Table with Peacock Chair Wood Legs, Horizon Corner Sofa with Twist Coffee Table
If you’re a keen entertainer, then the contemporary Aspect dining table is the ideal choice to cater for all those family gatherings. Its tapered teak wood legs are a discreet nod to its outdoor surroundings, while the black Fossil Ceramic top lends a smooth streamlined finish for a modern appeal. And not only does it provide that designer aesthetic, but the ceramic tabletop means it can be left outdoors all year round and the teak legs are ideal for exterior settings.
Alternatively, if you’re looking to create somewhere you can relax with a good book, consider the Horizon sofa. Its modular design comes in an array of compositions so you can choose the perfect layout for your space and needs, while its fade-resistant sink-in-and-drift-away cushions are finished with QuickDry foam, to withstand outdoor climates while providing maximum comfort. Every now and again, the cushions can be easily cleaned using the garden hose and a soft brush.
To complete the look, invest in the minimalist ceramic Twist coffee table so your morning coffee is only a short reach away. The design is available in three circular sizes, so you could even create a feature point by staggering three next to one another for a layered look. These can easily be moved around when guests come over, ensuring there is always a surface close by for people to place their drinks and nibbles.
All we need now is for the rain to stop and summer to arrive so we can head outdoors and relax in comfort and style with friends and family.
Foscarini Lighting - New Releases
Saturday, 7 March 2020
At Euroluce 2019 Foscarini launched new products set to a backdrop designed by architect Ferruccio Laviani. The new range is dramatic and contemporary, ranging from large colourful floor lamps to modern classic table lamps. The collection is stylish and versatile, adding a touch of interest even when not in use.
Pictured above: Tobia and Palomar Floor Lamps
The Tobia is a contemporary feature floor lamp. It features a sculptural loop design and is available in a range of coated metal colours, projecting light upwards from its top end for a stylish showpiece.
The sleek Palomar offers two different types of lighting, with separate controls: intense light aimed at the ceiling, and a softer light sent downward, spreading through the cylinders that form the base of the lamp.
Pictured above: Madre Table Lamp and Beep Wall Light
The Madre table lamp is a handcrafted modern light with a twist. Madre's etched glass surface softly diffuses light, but features a circular opening from which a bolder spot of light is glimpsed. This opening also frames the vase element of the light - a cylindrical inner compartment perfect for dried flowers and greenery.
The Beep is a contemporary wall light which projects a diffused glow onto the wall behind. The 360° rotation of its base allows almost endless adjustment in the direction and quantity of light.