We have our fingers firmly crossed for an Indian Summer this year, but regardless of the weather (and who knows what we’ll end up with in the UK), you can still bring that summery festival feeling home with the help of East London Parasol Company and Armadillo Sun. These great accessories will bring a splash of vibrant colour to liven up a grey day, and provide a seriously stylish, comfortable space to chill out in.
East London Parasol Company marries gorgeous fabrics and handcrafts from across India and Indonesia to create decadent garden parasols with matching tablecloths, cushions and napkins. Each parasol and cushion is made traditionally by hand, and ELP holds a strong ethos of keeping artisans in work, creating high quality goods and sustaining their craft. With block printed patterns ranging from parrots to palm prints, founder Lucy Ferguson’s motto of ‘live colourfully is reflected in designs of hot pinks and lime greens, through to oranges, sky blue and canary yellow. Finishing touches of carefully chosen tassels, pom-poms and pretty, delicate trims adorn each, making a real statement in any outdoor setting.
Armadillo Sun was founded by interior designer, Caroline Lomax. Her love of the sun, the summer and outdoor living inspired her to create a collection of outdoor seating, furniture and accessories that don’t just stand out but that offer unbelievable comfort and can stand the test of time.
Knowing that outdoor furniture needs to be tough as well as beautiful, all Armadillo Sun products are created using Solution-Dyed Acrylic fabric which is 100% weather & stain proof. Not only that, the Armadillo Sun beanbags and accessories have been designed to provide the utmost comfort, support and durability, which are easily cleaned and ultimately look great in any indoor or outdoor setting.
Originally, this fabric was designed for use within the marine industry, but Armadillo Sun has now cornered the market to become the only UK manufacturing based company using this ‘magic’ fabric, meaning that consumers simply won’t find a stronger or more stylish outdoor furniture anywhere. All of the Armadillo Sun products are engineered to resist mould and mildew. They are stain resistant, so wine, coffee, ice cream or chocolate is easily wiped off.
Gone are the days of dragging your garden furniture and accessories in and out of sheds, or having to store it indoors, because Armadillo Sun furniture keeps the look and feel from the first day you purchased it, no matter what our famously unpredictable British summer throws at us.