Royal Botania Calypso Dining Seating
Mix and Match Frames in Woven Fiber or Padded Upholstery
Calypso is a veiled and mysterious figure from Greek mythology, spending her days on the island of Ogygia busy at her loom, shooting her golden shuttle through a warp and singing beautifully. Here, she serves as a fitting muse for designer Kris Van Puyvelde who likewise weaves and stitches together a spell-binding vision with his Calypso Dining and Lounge collections, inviting us into a world of two core seating concepts and endless elaborations.
The collection originated in 2020 when van Puyvelde launched the Calypso 55 Dining Armchair. Due to its instant success, he extended the range to include a barstool, low reclining chair, and compact benches that are ideal for apartment terraces and small courtyards. Each piece features a solid natural teak base with angular legs. The frame is fitted with a stainless steel backrest covered with padded upholstery. These upholstered backs can easily be zipped on and off to allow for cleaning and storage: watch the video for a demonstration.
For an even lower-maintenance solution, choose fiber-woven KRISKROS patterned backrests. All of the backrests are interchangeable and slide in and out of the base for effortless cleaning and mix-and-matching.
Upholstery and cushion fabrics are available with standard Grade B outdoor performance polypropylene, with a much larger selection of colors available upon request through our customer service department.
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Design by: Kris Van Puyvelde
Aluminum or Powder-Coated Aluminum is perfect for outdoor use due to its light weight and being highly weather resistant.
Caring for Aluminum. It is easy to care for: just use mild soap and water (no metal scrubbers please) to clean the surface. To repair minor scratches caused by handling, use touch-up pens in corresponding color.
Ceramics. Ceramic table tops are made of inorganic materials that crystallize at very high temperatures and are thus very hard and resistant to wear. This material, with a sleek and modern appearance, is distinguished by the following exceptional properties:
- Extremely resistant to abrasions and scratches
- 100% water- and frost-resistant
- Resistant to stains
- Easy to maintain
Caring for Ceramics. Ceramic table tops are easy to clean with a sponge and an all-purpose household cleaner. Afterwards, rinse and/ or wipe off to avoid streaks. Although the ceramic surface is extremely hard and wear-resistant, we do not recommend the use of cleaners with an abrasive or polishing action. Use only sponges, soft nylon brushes or cloths. Do not use brushes with hard bristles. Algae and moss can occur in places that remain cool and moist for prolonged periods of time and which are exposed to very little sunlight. Thanks to the closed surface, algae and moss will only grow on the top of the surface, making good cleaning very easy.
Teak. As Royal Botania never compromises on quality, only mature, carefully selected, fully grown teakwood is used, all of it harvested in accordance with the strictest environmental standards. The wood's renowned durability is due to its high content of natural oils. The resulting minimal moisture absorption prevents warping and thus gives teak its enormous stability. In addition, teakwood is highly resistant to attacks by pests. It is because of these qualities of matured teakwood, as well as its exceptionally beautiful color and structure, that it is a premium wood especially suitable for outdoor environments.
Caring for Teak. The beautiful thing about teak furniture is that you really don't have to do anything to maintain it unless you really want to. Set it up and leave it out all year long, and it will still hold up year after year, no matter where you live. It's able to withstand climate changes without cracking or warping (or needing maintenance). It will change color as it ages, and the eventual result is a distinguished that is a mark of true teak furniture. But if you prefer the golden brown color of new teak you should click here, for products that can help maintain that color longer. We'll warn you: maintaining the golden brown color will take some work. Our recommendation is to let your teak weather.
One final note: DO NOT use teak oil on your teak furniture if you're planning to use it outdoors! Adding oil will cause your beautiful teak furniture to turn black with mildew. It's a bad idea, and something we learned the hard way. As tempting as it is, don't do it. The furniture has enough oil in it already to last for decades, you don't need to replenish it.
Method: Standard curbside delivery on ALL orders is FREE. You may upgrade to Enhanced delivery* during the checkout process. You will receive this item by truck delivery. The trucking company will call and schedule a time when someone will be present to accept the delivery. Please provide best delivery contact name and phone number when checking out as the delivery company will need a valid contact number to reach you. Someone must be present at the time of delivery.
Timing: Cushions are made to order and take approx. 4 weeks. Items will be shipped from Belgium after cushions are completed and will arrive at the New Jersey warehouse within 6-8 weeks. This adds up to an approximate lead time of 10-12 weeks.
* "Enhanced delivery" means that the driver will take the shipment inside the house, to whichever room you specify. The driver will then unwrap and if necessary assemble the furniture. They will dispose of any packaging material.
Please make a note of any additional services that are above and beyond the Enhanced delivery description, and we will gladly provide a quote. Examples include:
- carry up (no elevator)
- narrow staircase
- many stairs
- long haul
- shifting and moving of any personal furniture