Choosing the right outdoor furniture for you


Outstanding outdoor furniture makes the difference between a tired, tacky afterthought and a useful, functional and inviting outside area you look forward to spending time in.

In a nutshell, the furniture makes the space. As summer approaches, you’re probably looking at your alfresco areas thinking about your first warm weather BBQ. For any space from a little balcony to a sprawling lawn, you’re going to want to be outside in comfort with outstanding outdoor furniture.

Creating a great outdoor space needs careful consideration because your solution has to stand up to the harsh Australian climate.

Choices can be overwhelming when cutting through the myriad. This is why we want to set some things straight. So you can select the correct outdoor solution for the nuances of your space. Here’s what you need to know:


This is where the options are endless. You may want flexibility, to be able to have a table and chairs ready for entertaining in your courtyard, then move them in a moment’s notice to make room for the kids to command the area.

You may want a lounge setting that’s both sturdy and lightweight enough to move around, following the sun as the season’s shift. Bear in mind that if you’re after adaptable pieces, built-in furnishings won’t meet your changing needs.


These days, if the weather is wonderful, and we’re lucky enough to have an accessible outside space, we’re outside more than we’re inside. More and more, our backyards have become social spaces; a place to dine under the stars.

Before you shop for your perfect outdoor setting, have a good look at the proportions of your space. Think about the room you need to easily move your chairs in and out and about the flow in terms of moving around the area without obstacles. Our wide selection of settings is made to suit both smaller and larger areas.


No one wants to purchase outdoor furniture that requires more upkeep than the plants that surround them. When you’re looking for items for your alfresco space, look for pieces that can take care of themselves. You want durable, quality furniture that can endure the elements with ease.

Our aluminium pieces are purpose-designed for all things outdoor; rust and sun proof, they’re robust and non-corrosive.


If you’re looking for more than wood or white or wicker, we’ve got the extra edge that allows you to design outside the square. Our finishes come in a kaleidoscope of colours and can be made to order so you can find the perfect match for the particulars of your alfresco area.

We’ve got a whole lot of hues up our sleeve; black, white, primrose, monument, charcoal or any custom colour you can think of.


Outdoor furniture isn’t something you want to opt for anything but the best. Because these pieces have a hard-wearing job, you need to know their made to last. While some all style and no substance pieces look incredible at first – after a year or two, they’ll be faded and falling apart. Wood and wicker and don’t always go the distance, whereas aluminium will.

Our aluminium outdoor furniture is built to withstand the elements and create fabulous and functional outside spaces. Australian designed and manufactured, our purpose-designed pieces keep the elements at bay and come with a 25-year warranty.

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Because your outdoor setting can set the tone for all of your outside pursuits, it’s essential to choose the right one. That way, your friends and family will have a beautiful space to enjoy all things outdoors together. Aluminium is number one when it comes to outdoor furniture, so you probably want to know why.
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