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Gardenia by Varaschin is less a n o utdoo r sofa a nd more
a work of art. With its smooth, organic form, it’s suitable
fo r mu ltiple seating a rrangemen ts o r individual design
stateme nts. Available as a two -seater sofa, three-seater sofa
or armchair, it’s made fro m a woven , man -made fibre with a n
alu mini um frame. Available i n t wo colo urs, it’s priced from
$4000. Find it at Ultimo Interiors, 4 Hutton Stre et, Osb orne
Pa rk (08) 9201 2479, ultimointe riors.com.au .
A sound decision
A new ou tdoo r speaker system is set to revol ution ise alfresco en ter taining. The S on an ce L a ndscape Series system
of two -way satellite speakers a nd in -gro un d subwoofer is made from a lo n g-life UV-stable material to withstan d
extreme weather. While there are other outdoor speaker systems on the market, the unique thing about Sonance
is that it uses a 70-volt lin e s ystem so many speakers can be ru n fro m the on e special equ alised Crown amplifier.
The speakers can also be mou n ted in differen t ways – to a tree, gro un d stake or surface – while the subwoofer
enclosure material can be bu ried o r left exposed to the elements; a brown cano py is in cluded so it blends into the
su rro un ding lan dscape. The system costs $7499 for t wo satellite speakers, in -gro u nd subwo ofer an d Pro C rown
amplifier. From Surround Sounds, 83-85 Stirling Highway, Nedlands (08) 9389 6900, surround sounds.com.a u .
The latest release fro m the man that redefin ed rattan fu rnitu re is the first n ot
created by Ken n eth Cobo npu e himself. Mermaid by Hertel & Kla rho efer for
Kenneth Cobonpue is a rocking sun lounger that uses no moving parts; the
entire shell rocks back ward and rests on small heels that allow you to recline.
Available with a matching side table, Mermaid co mes in metallic silver, white
a nd brown woven polyethyle ne over a lightweight powder- coated alu miniu m
frame. It costs $3155 with the S u nbrella o utdoor fabric covered headrest. From
Design Farm, 1000 Hay Street, Perth (08) 9322 2200, designfarm.com.au.
Lau nched at the Cersaie 2011 design
fair, a nd new in A ustralia, Panaria’s
n ew ra nge of porcelain ston eware tiles
is su re to impress. Designed fo r i ndoo r
or outdoor use, the Discover tiles are
fitted with inn ovative an tibacterial
Microban techn o logy, which disru pts
the biological fu n ctio n ing of bacteria
so it can ’t grow or repro duce. The tiles
are ava ilable in fo ur shades and priced
at $93.50/sqm. Available from Tile
Boutique tileboutique.com.au .
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