Wrought Iron Furniture

Wrought iron chairs to create inspirational interiors

In the autumn and winter months the way you use your home changes.  You might spend more time in kitchen cooking hearty meals, or opt for dinner parties at home, rather than braving the night time air.

If you’re thinking of updating your kitchen, conservatory or dining room, to make the indoors more inviting for the cold winter months – take a look at our fabulous range of wrought iron chairs.  They’ll give your space style and are ergonomically designed for comfort…ideal for autumnal activities such as carving your pumpkin, making soup or enjoy a hot cup of chocolate.

Our chairs are available in a range of styles in your choice of colour and finish.  Add a touch of luxury to your kitchen or dining room with a gold patina finish, or try a rusty bronze on cream to warm up your interiors.  Here are two creative ways to use chairs to enhance your décor.

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Introduce colour

These elegant pastel green kitchen chairs have brought colour and life into this kitchen (left).  See the clever use of green accents – the plants, pears and crockery on the wall shelves.  The colour scheme is light and airy and the antique style furniture gives the kitchen a quaint cottage feel.

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Add contrast

Gwyneth Paltrow’s kitchen (right) has a modern, feminine chic design.  See how the designers have cleverly used traditional black wrought iron chairs to contrast the look and add extra interest.  The thick, luxurious leather cushions make the chairs extra inviting and slightly soften the harsh lines of the chair.

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Metal coat stands to make clients feel at home

metal coat stand in cream whiteIf you subscribe to our blog, you’ll know that we’ve been undertaking a lot of commercial projects recently.  So, we thought we’d write something especially for our business audience this week.  Though, we do hope that all our readers find it enjoyable; the ideas mentioned are very much applicable to the home too, as well as in a commercial environment.

One way to encourage clients or customers to spend more time and money with your company is to make them feel at home.  Nothing does this better than a strategically placed coat stand.  It invites them to take off their coat, relax and feel comfortable.

Placed by the entrance to your boutique store or coffee shop, you’re immediately making your cucontemporary metal coat stand in blackstomers feel welcome, and inviting them to stay longer to browse, or drink more hot beverages. In an office, the key is to make clients feel at ease with their surroundings, encouraging them to browse brochures, read pamphlets and chat to your sales staff.

The entrance to your business premises is the division between the outside and inside environments.  Whatever the type of business, people need to feel comfortable and welcome.  A coat/umbrella stand helps to break down threshold fear.  You’re effectively saying, we want you to spend time here and it’s OK to browse.

Aside from the basic practical plus; that you’ve got somewhere to hang coats, you can really make a design statement.  Our traditional Classico metal coat stand (pictured above) is perfect for a rustic or vintage décor.  This is ideal for the entrance to a bistro or antique book store.  Choose our contemporary Orbit coat stand (right) for your modern office suit or our sleek, Kris coat hanger when space is limited.

We offer a choice of 5 different colours to match any interior style.  Choose from anthracite grey, silver grey, smooth silver, cream or white.  You then have the option to add a patina finish in bronze, gold, silver or green.

See our full range of metal coat stands

2013 Garden Furniture Trends from the Spoga Gafa Trade Fair

We’ve been on our travels again.  Last week was our annual visit to the Spoga Gafa trade show in Cologne.  Around 2,000 suppliers visited the City on the Rhine to present their latest garden furniture designs.

Casual and cool-chgarden sofa setic are the keywords for garden furniture in 2013.  Here’s our report on what’s trending, to keep you up-to-date on the most fashionable garden styles.

Clear shapes, comfortable proportions, minimalistic design and cool colours

Garden living sector in Europe is growing, with a 2.75% increase forecast for 2012, due to younger fresh-air fans that want to have cool relaxed outdoor ambience.  This has brought about a revolution in the industry where 30-something’s are ditching their formal furniture for casual, contemporary looks.

Hanging Out

The garden is our number one place to relax in the summertime.  Casual, cool garden lounge sofas and which invite metal gazebos for shelter and privacypeople to just ‘hang out’ are a key trend.  We’ve seen that garden chairs are becoming comfortable loungers, armchairs or sofas.  Light-weight, modular style seating that can be re-arranged into different settings is preferable.

Indoors are IN

Garden furniture designs have shifted towards typically indoor shapes (sofas, rocking chairs).  Textiles and seat covers are almost indistinguishable from fabrics you’d find indoors.  This is combined with outdoor lamps, wall décor, rugs and even carpets.  Cosy, comfortable and high-value cushions are a key accessory.  Contemporary pavilions or metal gazebos with roofs and sidewalls are necessary to protect everything from the elements.

Quality counts

The trend towametal and wood chairrds higher-quality products has continued to get stronger.  People demand high-quality materials and want to invest in garden furniture which is made to last.  High quality, combination steel/wood designs, in natural colours have followed on from last year’s Nordic influence.

Sophisticated designs

Furniture designs are relaxed, in elegant designs that don’t give the effect of being too formal.  Elegantly formed pieces antrending metal garden furniture designsd have fine structural lines that create a charming play of light and shadow.  For example, a combination of modern simple table and intricate feminine chairs with filigree structures, with tiny rods, cords, nets.  It’s no surprise that laser cut patterns were a key feature too.

Garden colours

We are getting bolder with colour choice for 2013.  We noticed lots of white designs, with splashes of intense colours including green, yellow, blue, and orange.  Even classic wrought iron furniture designs are emerging in bright colours, or in shiny white.  From the fashion catwalk, into your garden – the trend colour for 2012/2013 is definitely blue!  Blue creates calmness, security and freedom.  Combine with white, natural beige or browns.

New Iron plant stands design

two-iron-plant-holdersWe are constantly improving and developing our products through the use of new manufacturing technologies.  So we wanted to be the first to see our new and improved iron plant stands which now feature an ornate flower design.

The detailing on our new plant holders has been created using laser technology.  Laser cutting technology uses Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Manufacturing (CAM) techniques. These cutting edge tools mean we can create highly elaborate designs, enabling us to produce stunning, contemporary furniture for your home.

You can see how the 10 ‘petals’ have been precision cut into the stand to form an attractive flower pattern.  This forms a Tall iron plant holderdecorative ‘plate’ for the plant to sit on.  Not only do the new holders have a more sophisticated look, this has actually made them sturdier too.  Those who are familiar with our product range may recall that the old design was a cross, rather than a full plate.

Perfect timing:
Plant stands are a perfect solution for when it’s time to move your plants inside before the autumn cold, so this new beautiful design comes in good time, too!  In a choice of 3 sizes, to hold small-large plants, they’ll add a touch of class to your kitchen, living room or conservatory.  There’s also the option to create a beautiful display with a collection of stands in different heights.

Available in a choice of colour and finish they’re ideal for indoor use as you can match them to any style of décor.  Anthracite grey with a green patina will look great in a rustic style kitchen.  Or, choose cream white with a gold patina finish for an elegant conservatory.

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