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New Calligaris and Connubia Collections

Sunday, 10 October 2021

Renowned brand Calligaris continue to experiment with new materials, finishes, and designs, and their latest collection showcases the innovation and stylish aesthetic that has become their signature. Younger sibling Connubia add a touch of playfulness with pastel colours and unexpected shapes. Here are a few of our favourites.

Calligaris Universal Sideboard   Connubia Calligaris Ens Desk
Pictured above: Universal Sideboard by Calligaris and Ens Desk by Connubia

The Universal range of sideboards from Calligaris allow you to customise almost all of the elements, from the tops, legs, and doors, making your very own unique design to suit your aesthetic and interior needs. To simplify the choosing process we’ve separated the range into the Stripe Sideboard which has a patterned ‘Ebony’ veneer or textured walnut striped doors, the Inlay Sideboard with ornate inlayed veneer doors in herringbone or square patterns, and the Universal Sideboard featuring a simple lacquered wood.  

Connubia's Ens Desk starts with a simple base and lets you add colourful storage pieces — hooking them on to the back, side and front — to create a unique workspace bespoke to your needs. 

Calligaris Oleandro Bar Stool Wood Legs   Connubia Calligaris-Tuka Chair Wood Legs
Pictured above: Oleandro Bar Stool Wood Legs by Calligaris and Tuka Chair Wood Legs by Connubia

The Calligaris Oleandro Bar Stool with Wood Legs adds instant style with its solid wood frame, upholstered seat, and curved backrest. The footrest features a chrome insert for durability, and the entire stool is available in a selection of different finishes. Connubia's Tuka Chair and Tuka Chair Wood Legs both bring out bold design possibilities. Featuring a statement C shaped back and seat moulded in sleek recycled polypropylene material, all supported by slender lacquered metal or wood legs. The metal-legged chairs are available in stacking and non stacking styles, and all can be customised in a range of finishes. 

Connubia Calligaris Peeno Round Table   Calligaris Abrey Table
Pictured above: Peeno Round Table by Connubia and Abrey Table by Calligaris 

Tables in the collections span playfulness and practicality. The Peeno Round Table by Connubia has a striking wood frame made up of four round-ended angular legs supported by two V-shaped structures. The frame is complimented by a circular transparent glass top that allows the frame to become the focal point of the entire design. Calligaris' Abrey Table is a contemporary take on a classic staple, resulting in a fresh but warm look. The simple ash wood base features  up-to-date tapered legs with a cross bar detail, and supports a statement ceramic top — in a selection of fixed and extendable sizes. 

Outdoor Coffee Tables

Saturday, 28 August 2021

As more of us explore the outdoors and find new ways of hosting and relaxing, it’s not surprising that there has been a high demand for functional outdoor furniture, and that includes coffee tables. Outdoor designs need to be weather resistant and treated to ensure they will not endure any damage outside — but still look good! So we’ve hand picked our top designs in this category.

Cane-line Twist Coffee Table   Cane-line Level Teak Coffee Table
Pictured above: Twist and Level by Cane-line

The Twist Rectangular Coffee Table by Cane-line is a sleek design that features a lightweight frame, and central crossbar support, in lava grey marine-grade powder coated aluminium. The ceramic tabletop is smooth yet hard wearing, and the roomy rectangular form extends the practicality. The Level Teak Coffee Table by Cane-line takes a minimalist aluminium frame, and then introduces two levels of slatted hardwood teak, perfect for a more natural finish. This design is available in either a rectangular or square shape. 

Cane-line Royal Coffee Table   Cane-line Nest Coffee Table
Pictured above: Royal and Nest by Cane-line

To really embrace a more natural finish why not consider the Royal Coffee Table by Cane-line. It's made from a weather-friendly hardwood teak and features three broad slats. This rustic homely design allows you to bring the warmth of the inside, into the natural beauty of the outside. If that sounds like a concept you want to embrace, the Nest Coffee Table by Cane-line is a design that breathes the outside. With its basket weave rattan-inspired design in highly durable materials it really encapsulates the spirit of the great outdoors. Complete with or without a fixed safety glass top, giving you freedom over how you want to utilise the surface. 

So sit back, relax, and bring the comfort and convenience of a coffee table into your outdoor space.

Kitchen Bar Stools

Friday, 14 May 2021

If you have an open plan kitchen with a breakfast bar then you’ll understand the challenge in finding bar stools to suit a kitchen space, that also harmonise with and add value to a living space. This challenge can lead to countless hours of research and shopping — so we’ve selected some of our top designs that we feel will suit the brief perfectly.

Calligaris Aida Bar Stool   Calligaris Holly Bar Stool
Pictured above:  Aida and Holly stools by Calligaris

The Aida Bar Stool by Calligaris is neat and functional, with a slender frame and an upholstered seat in a variety of velvet or leather colours to suit any type of space. For stools that complement the more styled space, the Oleandro Bar Stool or Holly Bar Stool by Calligaris both offer tubular metal frames that support comfortable padded seats and backrests that come in a choice of fabrics and styles including leather and faux leather. These designs make great work of space blending, taking you seamlessly from one interior to another. 

Bontempi Casa Kuga Stool   Bontempi Casa Clara Quilted Gaslift Bar Stool
Pictured above:  Kuga and Clara Quilted Gaslift stools by Bontempi Casa

If you’re looking for stools that make a bolder statement, then why not explore the Kuga Bar Stool by Bontempi Casa. It features a luxurious padded seat with button detailing, in a wide selection of fabrics and finishes to easily complement the warmth of your living space furniture and fabrics. Or the Clara Quilted Gaslift Stool by Bontempi Casa with its contemporary gaslift function, padded seat and bold quilted backrest. This design is for those spaces that need a more elevated and elegant transition, and it offers the ultimate bar-sitting experience. 

We hope these options have given you some inspiration for your breakfast-bar space. It’s an important area that can often be overlooked, yet is arguably that most important spot to blend and transition your living and kitchen areas together. 

New 2021 Cane-line Collection

Friday, 23 April 2021

Cane-line are a Danish premium outdoor brand creating stylish designs that are made to withstand the elements. Their fabrics and woven finishes are dyed all the way through to the core so you won’t find any fading in the sun; aluminium finishes are coated to marine-grade specifications; and teak wood, with its high oil content, is the classic choice for longevity out of doors. The great thing about having products that will last means that the only time you’ll need to replace them is when you're eventually ready for a whole new style update — and even then, you can confidently pass them on.

As we write the sun is shining, and we’re excited to introduce you to some of our favourites from their 2021 collection.

Cane-line Basket Sofa   Cane-line Angle Sofa
Pictured above:  Basket Sofa and Angle Sofa

The Basket Chairs and Sofa draw inspiration from traditional rattan furniture but with a new design twist; these hand-woven structures are marine-grade powder coated galvanised steel. The furniture features Quickdry cushion inners, with water repellent lining — 80% of water runs off and 20% runs through — great in a shower, but also cooling as air can run through, making them perfect for hot summer days.

The Angle Sofa is an elegant design with a sleek straight frame in a warm teak finish. The back and sides are beautifully hand-woven in Cane-line soft rope, and again Quickdry foam cushions complete the design. 

Cane-line Flip Table and Chair   Cane-line Ocean Weave Chair
Pictured above:  Flip Table and Chair and Ocean Weave Chair

For a sophisticated outdoor chair in a clever natural look, the Ocean Weave Chair gives you all the elements of a traditional chair design with a contemporary update. With a pleasing 'cane-effect' appearance, the chair is finished with powder coated aluminium with matching hand woven Cane-line Weave, is stackable, and can have an optional weather resistant seat & back cushion. 

Function meets design with the Flip Folding range. This folding table and chair are classic in their composition, with X shaped legs and supportive bars that run parallel underneath the main slatted top or seat areas. The designs are made from Cane-line’s hardwood teak which as we know is great for use outdoors, and everything can be conveniently folded down for easy storage.

Cane-line Nest Coffee Table   Cane-line Lagoon Outdoor Shower
Pictured above:  Nest Coffee Table and Lagoon Outdoor Shower

The Nest Coffee Table has a stylish, round, doughnut shaped design that can be complimented both with or without a safety glass tabletop. The hand crafted Cane-line weave wraps around the structure creating interesting shapes and lines. 

Last but certainly not least, the Lagoon Outdoor Shower is one of the most elegant we’ve seen, featuring a striking curved stainless steel structure with a detachable handheld shower head, complete with hot and cold functions. The shower comes with an optional hardwood teak slatted footbed on a marine-grade lava grey aluminium base. Perfect for cooling off after a long day.

So go and explore the exciting new collection, and add these long lasting designs to your next outdoor design project.

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