Dropped into Truffaut to check out the new garden furniture. Here's some highlights:
Really beautiful marble mosaic table 145 Euros. Large rectangular version available also.
'Mito' extending table in metal. 1590 Euros in three colours - white, bronze or old iron.
I loved this huge recycled wooden teak table with metal legsand this sturdy bench. Interesting planter detail on the bench but I'm not too sure about sitting on a bush at the table! Maybe better with a 'standard' tree in it. Bench 'Brighton' double 349 Euros. Table seats up to 8 people. Table 759 Euros.
Really unusual set in distressed, recycled, multicoloured wood from an old boat, with a grey metail frame. I like this very much. Table 219 Euros and chairs 99 Euros each. Table seats up to four people.
Traditional teak table with very unusual inset detail where an extension to the table is inserted. Very sturdy. Truffaut claim that all the wood they use is FSC certified. 'Harmony' table 999 Euros.
Herringbone detail on teak 'Brighton' table 499 Euros. Seats up to 6 people.
For those who prefer the dark lounge style for a verandah or covered lounge area in textured resin. Armchair 99 Euros. Sofa 199 Euros.
I hear from Maison France 5 that it is increasingly trendy to use garden furniture inside and vice versa; The garden really is becoming like the outside room with furniture that is worthy and not out of place in your lounge. Long gone are the days of white plastic bucket like chairs that crack and fester in the garden in winter and cause sweaty thighs and bottoms in the summer! Even the plastic furniture is looking a bit more sturdy and stylish these days in a huge range of colours too.