Pretty and practical: Our latest design-led garden furniture

We’re still deep in garden furniture mode at Go Modern.  As the weather begins to improve (ahem) and the days certainly are longer it’s all about getting back outside, keeping the borders watered and that first cut of the lawn.

We’ve more new outdoor designs to show you here and some of the prettiest furniture we’ve seen in a while, starting with one of our newest partners Saba Italia.  But it’s not just about the aesthetics, striking as they are, as with all our outdoor designs they have to meet our strict criteria for robust materials and advanced technology.

Saba Italia are a young Venetian brand where fashion meets furniture meets – exceedingly good design.  They have produced two new outdoor chairs that are beautifully decorative and quite different from the norm.

Saba Italia Grace
Saba Italia Grace

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From Hollywood glamour to industrial chic – brand new garden furniture!

Well, aren’t you just loving the sunshine today.  Blue skies, a hint of bird song… wow… steady, we’re feeling almost spring like!

So what better time than now to introduce our brand new 2017 outdoor garden furniture collections from specialists Manutti, TribùPoint and Missoni Home!

Manutti is the the award-winning, luxury go to brand for superyachts, Hollywood villas and chic townhouses, and headlining its new line-up is  San by French designer Lionel Doyen.  Lionel previewed his wonderful new design with us during the London Design Festival last September.

Manutti San
Manutti San

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‘A list’ outdoor furniture for spring/summer 2015

So, how’s your garden looking?  In need of a little TLC like ours?  For inspiration, there are lots of garden shows in the pipeline, including our neighbours the Chelsea Flower Show 19-23rd May, so book your tickets now.  Or if you don’t manage a trip to Chelsea, the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show is also a good visit and (dare we say it) not quite as frenzied – 30 June-5th July.

We’re sadly not plant experts but we are experts in outdoor furniture, partnering with some of the top, outdoor furniture specialists in Europe, with some fantastic designs for spring/summer this year.  No one takes bets on what our summer weather will be like, and even the experts at the UK Met Office don’t seem to chance a forecast more than 30 days ahead!  Manutti, Belgian experts in luxury outdoor furniture, and Point, Spanish specialists, just don’t care what it’s like! Bring it on! Both brands invest heavily in research and technology to create some of the most stylish, weatherproof outdoor furniture in the world. Continue reading “‘A list’ outdoor furniture for spring/summer 2015”

Go Modern, The Hampton Court Palace Flower Show… and hedgehogs

We love a good flower show at Go Modern – we’re lucky enough to be just up the road from The Chelsea Flower Show (which we also exhibited at one year) and this year we’re involved with The RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

Award-winning garden designer Tracy Foster got in touch to say that she was creating a hedgehog-inspired summer garden for the Peoples’ Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) and The British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) to show at Hampton.  Hedgehog Street is the name of the garden and the idea is to showcase a number of hedgehog-friendly features to encourage gardeners  to make the land on their doorsteps more hedgehog friendly.

Once we’d stopped Simon from doing a fairly good impression of the ‘Not The Nine O’Clock News’ ‘I Like Truckin’ song (you probably have to be over 30 to know this!) and looked at the garden plan and Tracy’s ideas – we realised it was an incredibly good idea… and a beautiful garden.

The Hedgehog Street garden - illustration by Phil Game
The Hedgehog Street garden – illustration by Phil Game

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