Whether you're lounging by your pool, at a hotel or on a cruise ship, Ninix and O-Zon Poolside by Lifestyle Collection is ultra modern in comfort and style. This collection is crafted with extremely durable stainless steel frames as the foundation to withstand any weather element. Ceramic, glass and teak complement the asthetic of each table and chair. Also to be noted, are the refined lines of each piece for a modern timeless look. Completely relax on one of the Batyline loungers with your glass of bubbly within arms reach on your side table.
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Better known as Inox, is an iron alloy in which the resistance to corrosion is increased through the addition of chrome and nickel. The principle involves the protection of the outside surface by chromium oxide and nickel oxide molecules. These molecules are much bigger than the underlying iron atoms, which prevents the latter from combining with oxygen to form iron oxides – better known as rust. This passive layer protects the precious steel and is self-renewing. In order to obtain a chromium-and nickel oxide skin that is as pure and homogeneous as possible, and therefore optimally corrosion-resistant, the standard Lifestyle Collection frames are etched and rinsed with demineralised water after which a passive layer is formed by natural oxidation. Chlorine is the biggest enemy of stainless steel and can cause a form of corrosion known as “pitting”. Contamination by chlorides or rusting particles can penetrate the passive layer and cause corrosion in certain places. This is especially important when near the sea, because of course sea salt is sodium chloride. It is necessary to give the metal as smooth a surface as possible in order to give it an even greater resistance to corrosion. This is because if the surface is smooth, there is less chance for contamination to take hold on the metal surface, thus reducing possible corrosion.
Since stainless steel is not corrosion resistant by definition, it is advisable to clean the furniture regularly with clean water and soft soap. This minimizes the contamination of the surface, including by metal particles known as airborne rust. In areas near the coast or close to industrial plants that produce an increased concentration of chlorides or sulphur dioxides, cleaning to remove deposits is extremely important. Inside use causes annoying stains, usually through fingerprints.
In areas with a high corrosive impact (coastal areas, industrial areas) or the influence of thawing salt, smoke emissions and environmental pollution, more regular cleaning is needed (ca 3-4 times a year) than in areas where such influences are not so great or not present at all (ca 1-2 times a year). The overall principle is that cleaning should be done before the deposit of high-level contamination.
It is a silvery white, soft, ductile metal. Aluminium is the third most abundant element and the most abundant metal, in the Earth's crust. It makes up about 8% by weight of the Earth's solid surface. Aluminium is remarkable for the metal's low density and for its ability to resist corrosion due to the phenomenon of passivation. Structural components made from aluminium and its alloys are vital to the aerospace industry and are important in other areas of transportation and structural materials. The most useful compounds of aluminium, at least on a weight basis, are the oxides and sulfates.
Clean with water and soft soap. Don't use abrasive products and/or scourers. Damage to the paint must be repaired with a lacquer stick.
For the seats and backs of our chairs and beds we use Batyline® fabric, a polyester fibre which is provided with a PVC-coating and then woven. The fibres are then melted together to create an extremely form-fast, stretch-and tear resistant fabric. Apart from its exceptional mechanical strength, it has a high chemical resistance. The synthetic coating guarantees an extremely high weather- and UV resistance. The fact that no moisture is absorbed results in rapid drying, maximum stain- and mould resistance and simple cleaning. The most important feature is its pliancy and optimal seating comfort.
Because Lifestyle Collection makes no concessions when it comes to quality, we only use carefully selected, fully grown teak, which is harvested in accordance with the strictest environmental standards. The wood comes from the Tectona Grandis, a tree that can grow to a height of 45m under the right conditions with a trunk diameter of up to 2.4 metres. The reason for its generally commended durability is the high levels of natural oils it contains. The resulting minimal moisture absorption prevents warping which gives it great stability. Moreover, the wood is extremely resistant to the influences of chemicals, as well as against attacks by vermin. Because of these qualities, combined with its exceptionally beautiful colour and structure, teak is classed as the most premium wood on the planet. The teak tree is predominantly found in the Golden Triangle, a region which covers Laos, Myanmar (formerly Burma) and Thailand. The qualities of teak were discovered several centuries ago and plantations were established in Africa, South-America and other South-East Asian countries. The condition of the soil and the climatic circumstances have an important influence on the quality of the wood. Only the Indonesian wood of the Tectona Grandis boasts similar qualities to those of the indigenous Teak wood. After the colonial era the Indonesian plantations came under the supervision of the local population and today are supervised by the Perum Perhutani government institution.
Only the mature wood has the excellent qualities mentioned, including stability and resistance. The tree is ready to be felled after 75 to 80 years. The trees are ringed, which means that the lower band of the bark is removed. The tree then loses most of its sap. About two years later it is felled and sawed up. The wood is then selected on the basis of its structure. Drying the wood is a very important phase and determines how it works later on. The time and speed of drying depends on the thickness of the material that needs to be dried. The drying-schedules must therefore be adjusted according to the filling of the drying kiln. Ideally the level of moisture lies be tween 8 and 12% after this phase, not only on the outside, but also at the core. Naturally, after the drying phase, further processing is important too. This is especially true for outdoor furniture because it suffers the most. In fact the strength of the construction is largely determined by the precision of the process. Bad timber joints with too much tolerance create instability and if the fittings are too narrow they can cause splitting.
Teak does not need additional protection due to its high resistance. Nevertheless it may be useful to treat the wood so that it is less prone to staining.
During outdoor use, the untreated wood will oxidise and develop a silver grey patina due to exposure to water and UV rays. Whether this natural process is desirable or not is merely a question of personal taste.
Tip: We advise that the wood is allowed to become silver grey.
Method: Standard delivery on ALL orders is FREE. You may upgrade to white-glove* 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 phone number when checking out.
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.
* "White glove" 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.