NEWS & EVENTS

Titanic Discovery

Titanic Discovery

For decades, it was thought only 711 survived the sinking of the Titanic. Then they discovered the wreck. On September 1 1985, 73 years after its sinking, the luxury...

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From the Taj to the table

From the Taj to the table

While you will be familiar with the use of teak in outdoor and indoor furniture, you may be surprised to know that teak has hundreds of uses around the world. For...

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Retrospective: A short history of outdoor furniture

Retrospective: A short history of outdoor furniture

Seating has long been a part of garden design. Indeed, both the Romans and Greeks incorporated stone seating into their outdoor spaces. But our modern concept of ...

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Plantation Teak

Plantation Teak

Teak trees (Tectona grandis) are large, tropical hardwood trees native to south and Southeast Asia including India, Burma, Malaysia and Thailand. Teak is thought to be intr...

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Designer Profile – Johannes Foersom and Peter Hiort-Lorenzen

Designer Profile – Johannes Foersom and Peter Hiort-Lorenzen

Think Scandinavian design and you can be forgiven for thinking of the world’s largest big box retailer synonymous for Allen keys. But the region’s talent s...

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Introducing the beauty of Les Jardins

Introducing the beauty of Les Jardins

Jati’s exciting Summer 2014-15 range is soon to be complete with the addition of an exclusive selection of premium outdoor furniture from Les Jardins. For over 2...

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Craftsman Profile – Taufik Hidayat

Craftsman Profile – Taufik Hidayat

On the Indonesian island of Java, a skilled team of craftsmen are hard at work. One of them is TaufikHidayat - a man with his eye always on the future. As Head of...

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Designer Profile - Philippa Abbott

Designer Profile - Philippa Abbott

On meeting Philippa Abbott – Melbourne-based industrial designer who mixes design with sociology and cultural studies - one cannot help but have her infectious desire...

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Jati is certifiable teak.

Jati is certifiable teak.

With the influx of cheap foreign imports, it’s easy to lose sight of products that genuinely stand for quality and sustainability. Australian-owned outdoor furniture ...

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"I'm still standing after all this time..."

"I'm still standing after all this time..."

Elton John married a recording engineer named Renate Blauel on Valentines Day, 14 February 1984 at St Mark’s Church in Darlinghurst Sydney. Sadly it ended when the co...

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This man's wood is good

This man's wood is good

There’s something special, a kind of ethical kudos, in owning genuine wooden outdoor furniture. Something plastics and other manufactured materials fail to deliver.&n...

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What makes a good outdoor piece a truly great outdoor piece?

What makes a good outdoor piece a truly great outdoor piece?

Our first impressions are always aesthetic. It’s always the look we ‘like’ first. But what does it take to make this first impression last? Good desig...

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