19 August 2022
Spend Spring on a Chaise Longue
Spend Spring on a Chaise Longue
At Design Warehouse, we love the look and feel of a chaise, and apart from the iconic daybed, no piece of furniture says “rest and relaxation” more than a chaise longue (or lounge, depending on who you talk to!). We love them for snuggling up on at any time of year, but with Spring on the horizon we’re envisaging warmer mornings and slightly less chilly nights on which to just… lie back and do nothing
With origins in the sixteenth century, the chaise longue continues to be associated with court furniture, on which one used to spend long hours reading books or just relaxing, in utmost style. Undoubtedly a piece of furniture aimed at comfort, the chaise serves for relaxation and contemplation and is a style that works just as well indoors as it does out. And they are especially handy in Spring, when luxuriating in the lead up to Summer is a pastime in itself.
With an appearance alone that makes you feel like laying down and putting your feet up, the classic chaise longue design allows you to rest comfortably in a half-sitting position. This characteristic shape allows you to not only to rest your back comfortably, but also to straighten your legs. That is why it is an ideal piece of furniture on which to rest, enjoy a morning coffee, listen to your favourite music or have a cheeky nap during the day. In addition, it slots effortlessly into so many interior and outdoor settings: from the corner of a spacious master suite to an alcove off the living room, or perhaps a leafy outdoor space adjacent to a pool.
A regular in the world’s premium home design magazines with good reason, a chaise is the perfect piece of furniture to incorporate into your al fresco living area as we journey into the Summer months. Read about some of our favourite outdoor chaise designs below, which we designed to be enjoyed and loved for a lifetime.
The Amalfi Teak Chaise Longue
The Amalfi Teak Chaise Lounge is one of the most popular pieces in our deep seating collection, as it doubles for outdoor lounging and sunbathing in ease. Made by combining an Amalfi Centre Piece with the opulent and oversized ottoman, the pair work effortlessly together to form a chaise style lounger with room for more than one. Plush, comfortable Sunbrella® fabric covered cushions are included; as with all our deep seating products. Made here in New Zealand and available in four chic shades, they are durable as well as comfortable and elevate the style of any piece they sit upon. The Amalfi’s 100 per cent Grade-A teak frame means that it is built to last, with a bold looking frame and timeless appeal. If needed, soften your Amalfi with the addition of a few sheepskin rugs and while the day away in utmost serenity.
Taking its elegantly curved style cues from the art deco era, the Ocean two-seater sofa has all the feel of a chaise and is grand enough to enhance any outdoor setting. The Ocean Collection is one of Design Warehouse’s more unique outdoor lounge sets; featuring a sensuously curved framework with grid-like lines in between; giving it a more open and elemental feel. Not out of place either by the seaside with gorgeous coastal views or in your garden surrounded by tropical planting, it combines comfort and grandeur in one easy to love package. Crafted from only the finest Grade-A Teak, with marine grade 316 Stainless Steel hardware and epoxy glues, the Ocean two-seater sofa will last a lifetime and remain looking beautiful for years to come. The Ocean is completed with a plush seat cushion and four back cushions, all premium Sunbrella® fabric and included with purchase.
A teak sofa with a cool, mid-century modern vibe, the Havana Teak Sofa can be placed on its own or teamed with the Havana Ottoman to create a truly chaise-like effect. Like the rest of our Havana line, the sofa is comprised of durable, long lasting Grade-A Teak, with marine grade glue and stainless steel fixings and the added feature of fabulous Sunbrella® cushions in your choice of shade. With its chic clean lines and three seater outdoor sofa configuration, it is a great starting point for anchoring a stylish outdoor room. With a high back and deep, plush seating, the Havana sofa is perfect for reclining and relaxing as well as hosting get-togethers in comfort and style. Did we mention it also features wide arms, for adding a coffee or glass of wine without the need for a side table? Just perfect. Design Warehouse has been manufacturing and supplying luxury outdoor furniture to architects, designers, landscapers, hotels, resorts and private residences for over 25 years, so when we say we know what’s best for outdoor style… you can rest assured that we have the knowledge to back it up.