The Jive chair by Royal Botania marries classic with contemporary, enhancing any garden setting it is staged in. Designer Kris von Puyvelde purposefully juxtaposes natural teak of the rounded back with sleek aluminum for the tapered legs to bolster the chair's adaptability.
Jive is built to last. Its teak back is harvested from nature; thus, perfect for the outdoors as is. The aluminum legs have been powder-coated to protect from erosion and made available in four colors: anthracite, bronze, sand and white. Seats are fabricated from Olefin fiber known for its strength, colorfastness and comfort. To increase the comfort, you may add the optional seat cushion or the seat & back cushion combination. With Jive you are investing in style plus comfort.
Looking for an outdoor table to go with your Jive chairs, check out Royal Botania's Zidiz extendable dining tables.
Design: Kris van Puyvelde
Aluminum or Powder-Coated Aluminum is perfect for outdoor use due to its light weight and being highly weather resistant. Powder coat is a silvery white, soft, ductile metal. Aluminum is remarkable for the metal's low density and for its ability to resist corrosion due to the phenomenon of passivation.
Caring for Aluminum. 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.
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. Its 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.
Fabric. All Royal Botania fabrics have been woven from mass-colored acrylic fibre—your guarantee of optimal water- and UV resistance, plus years of comfort. Royal Botania has created a new innovative method of protecting outdoor cushions from weather elements of rain and dew. It means that your outdoor furniture cushions will dry quicker and last even longer. The new solution laminates a special membrane to high performance textiles, which are then sealed together to produce a material called RainStop. RainStop has outstanding resistance to water. Royal Botania cushions are resistant to heavy rain, however we recommend they are covered overnight.
Caring for Fabric. Most stains on the fabrics can be cleaned with mild soap and water. Simply remove dirt by scrubbing with water (<104°F) and natural soap. Rinse liberally with clean water to remove all the soap. Removable covers can be washed at 104°F in the washing machine. Do not iron or spin dry. To prevent creasing replace the covers while still damp, and dry in the open air. Store the material in a dry, well-ventilated area during the winter.
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. 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.
* "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: