Indoor/outdoor living is hot and trending but many people are not familiar with world of quality outdoor furniture – it is a specialised market which requires a deeper understand of design, materials and manufacturing. Bloc Outdoor enlightens us about the versatility and durability of materials for outdoor spaces. We want to change the misconception that outdoor furniture can only be typical plastic or metal patio style furniture. Outdoor furniture can be as luxurious and comfortable as indoor furniture – one just needs to know where to look.
Look no further than Bloc Outdoor.
Our Contemporary homes demand a harmonious and seamless indoor/outdoor living experience, how can we go about achieving this?
When it comes to creating a seamless indoor/outdoor living experience – the challenge is generally not the sourcing of suitable indoor furniture – the challenge lies in finding suitable outdoor furniture. Bloc Outdoor designs and manufactures outdoor furniture that exudes the same warm and inviting characteristics to that of indoor furniture. The key to achieving seamless indoor/outdoor living is sourcing outdoor furniture and accessories which are warm, inviting, have rounded forms, incorporate luxuriously soft fabrics and natural yet sustainable materials such as Iroko timber.
Bloc uses luxuriously soft yet still durable outdoor fabric from the world’s leading outdoor fabric brands such as Sunbrella and Tempotest. Bloc’s cushioning is soft and plush and almost all our furniture items incorporate Iroko timber – this material radiates a sense of warmth.
What products do you offer that would aid in creating a seamless transition and indoor/outdoor living environment?
Bloc offers a wide range of products which are all designed to “live” outdoors. Sofa ranges such as the “Serengeti” which is known to be a Bloc classic is a refined and timeless design with exceptionally comfortable cushions or a spacious daybed. Bloc’s sofas sets comprise of modular units which provides the consumer with versatility in being able to arrange the seating in their desired configuration.
Are there any main considerations to keep in mind?
The main consideration for outdoor furniture is that maintenance and care is required. There is a misconception that since high quality outdoor furniture can be fully or semi exposed to the elements that it requires little to no maintenance – in fact it is quite the opposite. With timber furniture sanding and oiling is generally required about twice a year. Outdoor fabrics should also be cared for, cleaned and ideally kept dry.
Indoor/outdoor living is generally a dynamic way of living and there is often a need or desire to spontaneously move things around to entertain guests or to simply re-style so Bloc encourage customers to purchase modular elements for this purpose..
Do you have any tips or advice for home owners on how to go about selecting materials for an indoor/outdoor living space?
Tips: When selecting fabrics always make sure they hold an official guarantee or warrantee.
Bloc Outdoor offers a selection of fabrics that all have warranties. This just shows that the brand is fully confident about their product/material.
Advice: Advice to the private and commercial customer is to always purchase quality from the outset. Purchase furniture with a long term vision, spending a little more on quality from brands like Bloc Outdoor will ensure that you will be able to enjoy your furniture for many years to come.