Exclusive, modern outdoor furniture: this is the field of distinction of Belgian design house Tribù.
Tribù is a mix of contemporary elegance, distinctive purity and individual modernism that doesn't feel tired, even after years of enjoyment. The characteristically delicate detailing of Tribù modern outdoor furniture denotes a finesse that can be compared to that of the finest interior furniture.International designers are behind a large part of our collection. We select designers who understand the Tribù style: simple lines with a unique sense of detail.
In the early nineties, Tribù was a pioneer of the philosophy that the terrace and garden should be seen as extensions of the house. Strengthened by its years of experience, this family-run design house has grown to become an internationally acclaimed brand. Luxury outdoor furniture from Tribù is now distributed in more than 70 countries and belongs to the best in the industry.
Products - Elio, Nodi Collections
Founded in 1980 by George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg, Yabu Pushelberg is now one of the most recognized design firms worldwide. The firm’s multidisciplinary approach has evolved to encompass all aspects of design, including many product collaborations; each new venture reflects an edited approach that continuously shifts between the rational and the intuitive. Recognized as design industry innovators, George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg have earned countless accolades for their work and contribution to international design excellence, including their appointment as Officers for the Order of Canada. With studios in Toronto and New York and current projects in over sixteen countries, attention to detail and a spirit of exploration remains a hallmark of the firm. In 2017, Yabu Pushelberg designed the light and airy outdoor chairs ‘Nodi’ for Tribù.
Designer - Monica Armani
Products - Tao, Regista, Pavilion, Tosca Collections
Attention to detail and a sense of geometric perfection characterize the work of the Italian architect/designer Monica Armani. This has not escaped the attention of the international design world. Several leading home interior labels including Poliform, Moroso, Boffi, B&B Italia and Kvadrat have already collaborated with her. For more than 20 years she has worked closely with her husband Luca Dallabetta, who assists her in all technical matters. Monica Armani has always been fascinated by the world of the outdoor. She grew up in a villa on a hill, designed by her father, a rationalist architect, where the design and the formal aesthetics are a unique continuos between the inside and the outside. For Tribù she added a female touch to the collection with the design of Tosca, a very exclusive concept of outdoor furniture with elegant seating shells in extra-large vertical braiding.
Designer - Piergiorgio Cazzaniga
Products - CTR, Vis à vis sofa, Vis à vis Collections
Born as a son of a carpenter, Piergiorgio Cazzaniga (Lissone, °1946) spent a lot of time in his father's carpenter's shop. It was the beginning of the first industrial furniture production and a new profession started to emerge, that of designer. With a graduation in interior design, he was responsible for the R&D department of Boffi Cucine from 1966 to 1971. In 1971 he became partner of the A&D studio with Luigi Massoni where he designed products, show rooms, stand and exhibition for leading Italian furnishing companies such as: Boffi, Poltrona Frau, Nazareno Gabrielli, Poliform, Porro, Matteograssi. In 1991 he set up his own studio 'Piergiorgio Cazzaniga Design' working principally with Porro, Composit, La Palma, Living Divani, MDF Italia, Tribù, Desalto and Andreu World. His innovative creations have merited numerous awards making him one of the leading internationally renowned Italian designers. For Tribù he designed several collections: Bird, Vis à vis and CTR.
Desginer - studio segers
Products - Senja, Natal Alu Sofa, Natal Alu, Mood, Kos, Mirthe Sofa Collections
Wim Segers has been Tribù’s home designer for many years. With his outdoor chair ‘Natal’, Tribù experienced its international breakthrough. Segers even won a Henry van de Velde prize for its architectural design that was revolutionary at the time.
Segers’ architectural approach, based on comfort and functionality, was of great influence to the timeless style that characterizes Tribù. Recently his son Bob joined the studio.
Desginer - Ilia Eckardt
Products - Monsieur Tricot Collection
Belgian designer Ilia Eckardt grew up immersed in the Belgian fashion scene, his mother Hilde Frunt working for Belgian fashion designers like Raf Simons, Dries Van Noten, Ann Demeulemeester and Walter Van Beirendonck. Fascinated by their world, Ilia worked on several knitting projects, experimenting with innovative knitting techniques and materials.
The Monsieur Tricot lighting collection is the first knitted weatherproof lighting, merging traditional techniques with high-performance materials and modern technology. The globe and drop lights give a warm glow and cast beautiful shadows. Different shapes, dimensions, knitting patterns and colours are the perfect compliment to Tribù’s furniture.
For over 45 years the Dawson family and our wonderful staff have been filling homes with designer furniture sourced from New Zealand and abroad. We travel extensively, collaborating with our manufacturing partners to ensure we bring the best value product we can find. Our philosophy is simple - to showcase great quality, honest furniture from brilliant craftspeople in a welcoming environment.
How do we achieve this?
We are extremely lucky to have fostered strong relationships with renowned international furniture brands and designers including Molteni & C, Timothy Oulton, Dedon and Tribu. Buying directly from international suppliers enables us to remove the added layers of costs and complexity so we can pass the savings on to the consumer.
What is great quality?
We believe it is a fine balance of design and materials. That is why prior to adding any product collections we meet the artisans in their workshops and factories anywhere they manufacture around the world, which involves us spending up to 3 months a year travelling to Asia and Europe. All too often we have been shown cheaper items but they turn out to be inferior. All our staff are highly trained professionals who can tell you about our furniture in detail.