Fermob, while offering an innovative and contemporary range, is a company that traces back more than 125 years in the manufacturing of furniture. “This experience of manufacturing combined with the work they do with both young and seasoned designers means they can offer the best of both worlds with each range – more than a century of manufacturing experience with astute design work.”
Metal furniture has been somewhat inhibited over the years by its lack of colour, or the conventional white or bottle-green shades. Fermob aims to bring metal furniture back into fashion with its eclectic colour palettes. From acid-bright to bold, crisp colours, every Fermob piece is offered in a range of 24 colours, which are updated yearly. “Because of the extensive range of colour and design options available, people are able to create something that is unique and personalised and that reflects their personality and the character of the space and home well,” Rogers says.
Fermob’s residential pieces are focused on providing a design with soul; an aesthetic outlook on life echoing the brand’s underlying concept of joie de vivre, while also carefully crafting user-friendly, comfortable outdoor furniture that stands the test of time.
The quintessential French brand is now easily accessible in New Zealand through Jardin allowing Kiwis to create their own individualised pieces working with the New Zealand-based retailer. Jardin works with customers, both residential and retail and corporate clients, to work out firstly what makes them happy – what colours and styles are pleasing to their eye, and from there pieces of furniture are designed that aim to complement their lives, style and outdoor spaces. Trade pricing and commercial solutions are also offered.
Specialising in outdoor furniture for residential settings as well as for restaurants, bars, public spaces and corporate environments, Jardin has recently opened an Auckland showroom to display some of the many possibilities of the Fermob range.
Rogers’ thoughts about only choosing pieces that bring joy and add something to a person’s life represent not only a valuable insight into furniture and landscape design but are, perhaps, ideas that could be suitably applied to many aspects of design, and life in general.
If your outdoor spaces are in need of some joy, get in touch with Jardin. Visit them on ArchiPro here or visit their Auckland showroom at 3 Vega Place, Rosedale.