• 2016

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    Furniture and Lighting

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The Tidal Outdoor Furniture Collection responds to a gap in the marketplace for Australian made, mid-priced, high quality outdoor furniture suitable for coastal or poolside placement. Every detail has been carefully considered, from sustainable materials, comfort, beautiful design and custom colour options to suit a life outside.

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  • Tidal is styled to take you back to the idyllic, sun-streaked summers of Australia in the 70's, conjuring blissful memories of endless summer days spent by the beach and poolside. It speaks to our modern Australia lifestyle. Chairs, side tables and loungers can be selectively chosen for numerous applications with attractive custom colour options enabling personalisation. A well designed outdoor lifestyle experience enhancing a sense of style yet reflecting the fun, relaxed Australian way of life.

  • The brief for this outdoor collection requested furniture that could support different modes of relaxing around a pool, specifically addressing dining and relaxed sitting. The chair and lounger have been ergonomically designed for comfort, mode of use and have the ability to stack, with custom designed removable cushions for added comfort. Designed for hot and dry conditions, as well as humidity and salt exposure, the choice of seat pad materials and 12mm stainless steel rod are suitable to come in contact with various climatic conditions including harsh UV light as well as chlorine.

  • The Tidal Collection is designed and manufactured using high quality materials and craftsmanship. Designed to meet relevant Australian standards for chairs and tables addressing correct material use for exterior applications and any possible design safety issues ie gaps where fingers could get caught. Stability of chair and table frame designs has been repeatedly checked throughout the prototyping stage.

  • Tait has a reputation for beautifully designed, high performing outdoor products that last a lifetime. The harsh outdoor environment experienced in Australia can see rapid deterioration of outdoor furniture. When choosing materials for the Tidal Collection, our intention was to design furniture that will be passed down the generations using materials and craftsmanship that provide longevity rather than end up in a kerbside collection after a few summers. The choice of hard wearing stainless steel rod ensures the end user many seasons of use. However, this thoughtful design can also be easily dissembled for refurbishment or fully recycled.

    Every detail of the Tidal Collection has been carefully considered for a life outside. Constructed from high quality stainless steel suitable for long term exterior applications and beautiful crafted to ensure strength and seamless finish. The design ensures excellent performance under duress of harsh climatic conditions and high use commercial settings with a mid range price point. The seat pads are made from high grade outdoor fabric and foam, with hidden straps to hold in position or remove for washing. The 'socks' are available in five colours which can be matched to powder coat colours or used as a contrast detail, a clever visual design feature, providing protection to ground surfaces and leg bases.

    Tidal responds to gap in the marketplace for Australian made, mid-priced, high quality outdoor furniture suitable for coastal or poolside placement. Tidal requires minimal maintenance and due to high quality materials and craftsmanship, should out perform many other outdoor furniture brands. This makes Tidal a viable option for architects and interior designers to confidently specify for projects. The stainless steel frames available in two finishes, electro polished or powder coated extend the corrosion resistance performance of product and offer custom colour finish. Offered in array of UV stable powder coat colours and contrasting or matching colours for the seat pads and socks.

    The first outdoor furniture made in Australia constructed from 12mm stainless steel rod, a naturally hard material to work with requiring new machinery and technology from France. The strength, performance and visual appeal of stainless steel makes it optimum choice for outdoor furniture and a world class offering. This unique design has been informed by wave diagrams in ways both decorative and structural. The level of comfort and lasting quality for exterior use being paramount. The chairs are stackable, seat pads, featuring the ripple pattern, add comfort and the sock (foot) detail provides protection, colour and personality. Each thoughtful detail is practical, high performance and beautiful.