It’s summertime and the living is easy. From sun shading to furnishing to flooring, D’Apostrophe’s NYC showroom features brands such as Royal Botania, Renson, Wildspirit and Limited Edition. Here is a “top ten list” of Belgium’s best outdoor introductions.
10) SKYE by RENSON
RENSON’s newly introduced ‘Skye’ provides protection from the elements year round. Retractable and rotatable aluminum blades let warm air escape in the summer. In the winter, you can slide open the roof and bask in the sunlight.
9) ALGARVE by RENSON
Stylish and practical, Algarve is RENSON’s terrace covering and sun protection roof system. Aluminum blades rotate up to 150° so you can control sun light and ventilation. Close them fully to form a waterproof roof, while the gutter system drains rainwater towards the columns. The elegant and light design, available in the full range of RA colors, fits with contemporary, traditional or modern styles.
A newcomer to the US market, the HADES fireplace does double duty. Its stainless steel body serves as a heat source and outdoor kitchen. Accessories include a wok (General Tzo’s), grill and electric rotisserie kit. Equipped with four wheels, the fireplace is moveable and adjusts to any wind direction. Available in three sizes and in black or gray.
7) ZENHIT by ROYAL BOTANIA
Gorgeous, gently curved lines give Royal Botania’s Zenhit a refined yet playful aesthetic. Designed by Kris Van Puyvelde, the collection includes a low cocktail table, a combination foot table surface and foot rest (put your feet where you eat), a three-seater bench with armrests, a chair with armrests, and configurable two-seater plus corner modules. The furniture frames are composed of weather-resistant teak wood. Cushions are available in an array of materials and colors.
6) ABONDO by ROYAL BOTANIA
Also designed by Kris Van Puyvelde for Royal Botania, the Abondo collection is an elegantly tailored, chic, modular seating system. The aluminum frame, shaped by the highest principles of ergonomics and aesthetics, combines straight lines and smooth curves. Its cushions are made of Nenuphar fabric and come in a wide variety of colors and materials.
5) DISCUS by ROYAL BOTANIA
Completing the tri-fecta, the DISCUS circular table collection from Royal Botania is sure to become a classic. A modern version of a traditional teak dining table, it’s available in electro polished or brushed stainless steel, as well as coated aluminum in stylish sand, white or black hues. The tabletop comes in teak or white, black or cafe latte colored glass and includes an opening for helicopter blades or an umbrella.
4) PLAY CHAIR by WILDSPIRIT
Composed of solid wood, Wildspirit’s outdoor version of the Play is a stunning mix of polished Art Deco and rustic styles. The ergonomic seat provides support without compromising Alain Berteau’s design. Easily stackable, its compact luxury is available in commercial and residential applications.
3) CAKE OUTDOOR by WILDSPIRIT
Wildspirit lets you have your cake and eat it too. Playful and convenient, its pouf is suitable for indoor and outdoor use. The durable triangular hassocks can fit together like a piece of cake or be used as individual seating units.
2) OUTSIDER by LIMITED EDITION
This indoor/outdoor carpet by Limited Edition is reminiscent of Mauritian rugs. Boasting a distinctive pattern, warm hues and durability, it fits in anywhere – on the patio, by the pool, in the bathtub, on the balcony and beyond. The handwoven mix of 85% vinyl and 15% polypropylene withstands tsunamis and is suitable for indoor and outdoor use. Colorfast polypropylene also makes this rug resistant to fatigue and fading.
1) POOLSIDE by LIMITED EDITION
Limited Edition’s UV-resistant Poolside carpet is made of recycled vinyl yarns. Its traditional braiding and simple graphic pattern will bring a natural look to any home, indoors or out.