Outdoor wining and dining is a great pleasure of the Australian festive season. And it’s one that can be enhanced by furniture purposely built to withstand the elements that shapeshift across our continent and, in some states, across the course of a day.
King set the benchmark for longevity in Australian furniture when it was founded in 1977. Thanks to well-established end-to-end quality measures, the King team is still extending the life of furniture from its original collections.
Purposeful designs, perennial palettes and removable covers create durable pieces that can evolve with their surroundings, avoiding the cycle of discarding and replacing.
And longevity is perhaps nowhere more important than in outdoor settings.
The Quay Ceramic Dining Table by King is crafted to hold those precious moments of togetherness. Suitable for both indoors and out, the dining table comes in various sizes, with the flexibility of extension options to cater to larger groups. Engineered to withstand the harshest weather, the hand-finished ceramic top is UV-stable and stain resistant, while retaining the look and feel of natural stone.
The Quay Outdoor Dining Chairs have tapered legs to match the refined silhouette of the dining table. Crafted for comfort, the chairs are designed for long lunches that spill over into afternoon drinks and dinner. The choice of either WeatherWeave® or Sunbrella® removable covers combine the highest level of outdoor technology with traditional handcrafted methods.
Moving poolside or to decking areas, the Lode Outdoor Ottoman is as sculptural as it is functional. This pebble-like organic form is lightweight and can be moved between any setting as a work of art and place to rest your feet. A seamless outer layer protects the ottoman from fade and mildew, while giving the all-important tick of being waterproof. Developed exclusively for King, the high-performance outdoor fabric is backed by a five-year warranty and the UV-stable covers are easily removed for professional cleaning or replaced for a fresh new look.
Where most outdoor lounges whither in the sun and rain, the quintessentially Australian Sun Lounge by King has been designed and constructed to provide the best in long-lasting performance. King Cove Sun Lounge is available in a range of new generation high-performance outdoor fabric (pictured in Malibu) and is backed by the King 10-year Outdoor Frame Warranty.
The Luna Outdoor Chair is available in a choice of four powder-coated finishes that perfectly complement the hues of the Australian landscape. Designed in collaboration with Charles Wilson, the robust net structure of the seat provides the perfect landing place in which to sink.
“Authentic living involves considering what you really need in life and what you need to purchase and how it’s going to enhance your life and last the distance,” says Wilson of the ethos he brings to King.
An optional seat pad can be customised in the high-performance outdoor fabric, while KingCote® protection ensures the steel frame will last for years to come. Magnets sewn into individually tailored removable covers keep the seat pad secure for all-day comfort.
A masterclass in purity of form, King outdoor furniture is built to last generations, supported by a range of services and products under King Care®. Regardless of location in Australia, trade clients can gain access to a dedicated trade coordinator to receive end-to-end service encompassing the entire purchasing process.
Photography by Josh Evans with styling by Emma Blomfield Studio.
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