The Basket outdoor collection, inspired by the elegant weaving of Sifas' Kalife, has been designed with nature's color and atmospheric limitations in mind. Sifas is known for crafting pieces that smoothly integrate with your existing furniture while taking into account the dimensions of your space and usage of a room. The end product—your exterior or interior living arrangement—will match your taste and style.
Each Basket piece is built from a solid foundation of lacquered aluminum coated in subdued matte gray color. This 100% weather-resistant frame is then clad with refined woven braided polyester for looks and comfort. Polyester is perfect for the outdoors, resisting the sun, water, sea fog, freezing as well as chemical agents. Cushions are made from durable Sunbrella acrylic fiber and available in two colors. Feel free to add some decorative throw pillows for added color or customization. The table showcases an extraordinary ceramic top. Please click on our image below to enlarge it and admire the uniquely veined tabletop.
Basket comprises a dining chair, lounge chair, 2-seater sofa, chaise lounge, right and or left facing chaise lounge, a 43" coffee table, 20" metal square side table, and a 21" metal circular side table. If you like Basket's large weave, please also take a look at Sifas' Kalife collection; its round loveseat might be a nice add-on. For dining tables, check out Sifas' Korol dining tables in two sizes.
Designer: Éric Carrère (FRA)
Lacquered Aluminum. Stainless chromed aluminum structures, lacquered and baked at (392°F). The epoxy powder coating is uniformly applied (80 micron-layer) by means of an electrostatic spray. In this process, the micro-balls of powder are attracted to the entire surface of the metal, and become perfectly fixed to the aluminum. While in the oven, they melt and harden from the heat, forming an even, and ultra-resistance layer of lacquer.
The lacquered finish by Sifas is either smooth and shiny, or structured-granite look. They are weather-resistant guaranteed. The process is tested during production to verify the adhesion of the lacquer on the metal using the cross-cut test, which is a method used in the car industry (ISO standard 2409).*
Braided Polyester. Polyester coated with a layer of PVC to repel water. Material wrapped around a rubber core, creating a fast-drying fabric suitable for outdoor use.**
* Materials tested for resistance to environment, sun, water, sea fog, freezing as well as to natural chemical agents.
** Textile opaque to light, water proof treated, removable and washable in washing machine at 30°C (86°F).
Lacquered Aluminum. Pre-treatment that prepares the metal for a perfect powder-coated finish that is then baked on to ensure maximum resistance to the elements.
Aluminum Care. Aluminum is lightweight and for this reason, we have included it in our range. The aluminum we use is 'Virgin Aluminum' meaning it is not reclaimed from scrap, making it stronger and longer lasting. We powder-coat the aluminum to prevent oxidation and ensure it gives long service. Please visit the following link for our recommended products to care for and maintain your Aluminum furniture: Curran Furniture Care.
Braided Polyester. Polyester coated with a layer of PVC to repel water. Material wrapped around a rubber core, creating a fast-drying fabric suitable for outdoor use.
Fabrics. All our cushions come in easy-care Sunbrella® 100% acrylic fabrics that resist UV, water, stains, and mold. For questions on how to care for the materials, see: Clean Sunbrella Upholstery.
Method: Curbside delivery on ALL orders is FREE. You may upgrade to Standard 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 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. 3-4 weeks. If item is in stock, it will be shipped after cushions are completed. If it is out of stock, the item will be shipped from France and this will add about 8-10 weeks to the lead time.
* "Standard White-Glove 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 Standard White-Glove description, and we will gladly provide a quote. Examples include: