(Vocus) April 17, 2009
Big, bold and incredibly comfortable, the new Estrada collection of teak furniture from Gloster launches this season to give home owners a sociable outdoor lifestyle that closely mirrors how we live indoors. Hand-crafted from solid teak with stainless steel detailing, this stylish, adaptable addition to the Gloster stable of outdoor furniture takes contemporary, sofa style living out into the garden.
Modular in that different shapes and sizes of units fit together, Estrada features wide and luxurious base cushions that are as deep and soft as you'd find on the finest interior furnishings. Comprising a left and right end unit, extension unit, two styles of corner unit and a wedge corner unit to accommodate curves, there's also an ottoman and two sizes of occasional tables with frosted glass inserts. Shade and privacy can be achieved through optional sail canopies. A single, stand alone item, the siesta offers contemporary yet Colonial style glamour again with the option of adding a sail.
Of particular significance to this striking new collection is the type of fabric used on the throw pillows which is a soft-to-touch, chenille-like material. Supplied by industry renowned Danish company, Kvadrat, it is typically used on indoor lounge furniture demonstrating the strength of the trend for indoor/outdoor living. Each Estrada unit comes complete with base cushion in a choice of four neutral colors - Platinum Marble, Carbon Granite, White Quartz or Black Onyx and a selection of scatter cushions in a variety of sizes and color combinations.
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Designer: Povl Eskildsen (Denmark) Povl began gathering furniture design & production knowledge over two decades ago whilst working in his father's furniture factory. Having furthered a significantly 'hands-on' early interest in furniture design with the appropriate education. Povl studied and graduated in furniture design from the School of Architecture in Aarhus, Denmark in 1986. Since this time Povl has worked extensively, purely as a freelance designer. Continuously developing his talent and exhaustively pursuing new concepts within his own studio, Povl has worked with many international furniture factories culminating in a successful and productive relationship with Gloster.
Materials: Solid plantation teak frames with stainless steel fittings. Products: Siesta / Left End Unit / Right End Unit / Extension Unit / Ottoman / Wedge Unit / L Shaped Corner Unit / Square Corner Unit / Arm Chair / Conversation Table / Side Table / Sail / Set of Poles for Sail
About Gloster. Gloster Furniture Inc. is the world's largest producer of quality teak outdoor furniture. With more than 300 product lines in sling, teak and all-weather woven materials, its designs are sold in more than 50 countries across six continents. Gloster's reputation for sophisticated design and unrivaled attention to detail has led to multiple awards in the casual furniture industry for its excellence in design and manufacturing. Gloster combines indoor production and quality standards with outdoor engineering and durability for furniture that is made for life. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Gloster employs 1,200 people with offices in England, Singapore, Indonesia, China and the United States, and contracts another 1,000 workers who are dedicated to making only Gloster products.
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