Take a look at these fave rattan armchairs – which are among the best Caribbean-style lookers in town. Ideal for outdoor living all year round, most look like a Ralph Lauren ad. Need we say more?
HIGH-END: JANUS ET CIE
One of our favourites, the top-drawer American brand’s Raffles-style rattan-look armchairs, Arbou outsells almost everything else in the range. Get it in deep brown finish for a contemporary vibe or white finish for a classic look, and an endless choice of seat cushions including white towelling like the kind of thing you see in five-star Caribbean resorts. Leading designers, Thomas Hamel, Greg Natale, Iain Halliday and Cameron Kimber are all fans.
Janus Et Cie Arbor range armchair, 100cm x 89 cm x 78cm, $5244; club sofa, 210cm x 107cm x 78cm, $11, 267.
Inquiries, (02) 9380 6605 www.janusetcie.com
MID-RANGE: WISTERIA DESIGNS
Since the wholesaler launched its fab Corfu range of all-weather sofas, armchairs, ottomans and coffee tables it has been an instant hit among the local design scene. are instant style updaters. They could easily pass muster as the expensive Euro stuff. Well worth seeking out. An armchair measures 84cm x 95cm x 85cm, in the mid-price arena. Check them out at Suzie Anderson Home, Bowral store, or www.wisteriadesign.com.au
BARGAIN: EARLY SETTLER FURNITURE
Few do the Caribbean-look rattan chair better, than Early Settler’s Verdun chair with cushion which leading Australian landscaper Paul Bangay uses at his renowned country house, Stonefields. The generous all-weather wicker design is among the best outdoor chairs you’ll find – that instantly makes everything look better. It measures 870mm x 610mm x 740mm, with steel legs, $299.
Inquiries, (02) 9564 1513, www.earlysettler.com.au