Perforated Metal Is Comfier Than You Think

May 1, 2014
Having a balcony or outdoor terrace is not really a thing to brag about in the Gulf. Quite simply, most people have one. Instead it's what you decorate your al fresco space with that helps you stand out from the crowd and inevitably get one up on your neighbours. Enter, Varaschin. The Italian outdoor furniture specialist has unveiled its 2014 highlights across three ranges, and they should all be on your immediate to buy list. The Babylon range weaves a handwoven man-made fibre around recycled aluminium frames to form suspended baskets for your derriere, with pouffes and low tables to put you at ease. Meanwhile the Pois collection looks like its come straight from the trendiest steel factory in the world. Each armchair is made from a single sheet of perforated metal and can be used as indoor furniture should the weather turn. Finally, the Knot collection is a range of very sleek side tables made of powder coated steel - we can already hear the chink of glass as you put down your G&T. [gallery link="none" ids="1460,1463,1464,1461,1462"] Yes, we know summer has pretty much arrived in the Gulf but far from that signalling an end to outdoor socialising, we like to view it as a time to re-furnish your terrace in your second home in France or Geneva. Just bring it all back with you in October. Details: visit