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Outdoor Furniture - Which material is best?

Styling outdoor furniture

Choosing materials for outdoor design

Beautiful Italian outdoor furniture is about combining impeccable design with superior comfort and, importantly, durability. There are so many different materials that outdoor furniture can be made from - but which is the best?

Raw, durable, wood

For classic, timeless style, it’s hard to go past the natural durability of teak – arguably the world’s best natural outdoor material.

Teak is a naturally oily timber so it resists moisture and doesn’t require treatment for its lifetime.

Teak will turn silver with exposure to sunlight but this is just the top layer of exposed oil that has oxidized. A wash down with soapy water will bring teak back to its original colour.



The Forest chair (pictured below) is made from Aluminium so it doesn’t get hot like stainless steel and simply can not rust, even in beachside environments.


High Pressure Laminate (HPL)

Our Varaschin tabletops are made in Italy from HPL so they are practically, indestructible. Leading edge technology means that the laminate is made to perfectly reflect the natural stone look of marble or quartz.


Woven rope materials

The natural look of woven materials adds a beautiful softness to the Varaschin Cricket range (pictured below). But unlike traditional weaves, Varaschin uses a synthetic material to portray the warmth of rope, with unparalleled durability.

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