Pheniks takes you back to Scandinavian design of the fifties by reintroducing a weaving system that promises comfort. The materials employed are made for the outdoors: seats and backs feature weaving straps out of Textylene, a breathable mesh that is very quick to dry; frames are manufactured from light-weight aluminum and given a lacquer coating for protection and ease of maintenance.
The Pheniks collection has some other nice features. The Pheniks 47" long bench, if not in use, fits nicely underneath Sifa's dining tables in the Kwadra line. Pheniks chairs and chaise lounges can be stacked for easy storage and quick accessibility should you get unexpected company. And the recently added Pheniks 2-seater sofa can be ordered with seat and back pillows for increasing your feeling of ease.
If you are looking for a tables to match with your Pheniks chairs, please take a look at Sifas' Kwadra collection.
Designer: Éric Carrère (F)
Lacquered Aluminium Stainless chromed aluminium 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 aluminium. 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).*
Textylene® Textylene is woven PVC coated polyester fabric, which leads the industry in a variety of markets. Best known as the pre-eminent casual furniture fabric, Textylene can be found on chairs, cushions, and umbrellas worldwide. Unrivalled for strength and beauty, Textylene is made of PVC coated woven polyester non-stretch yarn.
Textylene is flame retardant, heat sealable, mildew resistant and stable under either hot or cold temperatures. Textylene is a superb contract fabric in terms of durability, specially formulated from yarns developed to withstand wear and tear for many years of outdoor use. Minimal maintenance, and colors that remain crisp and vibrant after years of continuous outdoor exposure, even under the most severe weather conditions.**
* Material 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 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. Aluminium is lightweight and for this reason, we have included it in our range. The aluminium we use is 'Virgin Aluminum' meaning it is not reclaimed from scrap, making it stronger and longer lasting. We powder-coat the aluminium 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.
Strap Woven Polyester. 40 mm polyester bands coated with PVC for a water-repellent, fast-drying material.
Fabrics. All our cushions come in easy-care Sunbrella® 100% acrylic fabrics that resist UV, water, stains, and mould. For questions on how to care for the materials, see: Clean Sunbrella Upholstery.
Method: All of our Gloster's outdoor furniture ships FREE via Standard White-Glove 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. 4-10 business days. 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 overseas and may take anywhere from 8-10 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:
** Cushions are stocked in CANVAS for the following Gloster collections: Bay, Cape, Halifax, Pepper Marsh, Plantation and Ventura. All non-stocked cushions have an extended lead time.