Many options in the outdoor furniture market are not built to last, due to cost-cutting in design and material. At Cosh Living, we exclusively supply brands dedicated to crafting designer outdoor furniture that is not only beautiful but durable, designed to leave outdoors all year round.
While it might initially appear unconventional to invest in outdoor furniture exposed to the elements, here, we aim to help you to understand why investing in these high-quality designs means you can enjoy long-lasting outdoor furniture.
We only supply Brands that we trust.
Over the past 15 years at Cosh Living, we have carefully curated a selection of outdoor furniture from trusted European brands Tribu, Dedon and celebrated Australian brand Kett. The level of quality is evident across all our brands. Featuring innovative designs, minimal maintenance and exceptional materials, they are tested for the harsh Australian climate. All our outdoor pieces can be left outside throughout the seasons, and yes that means you don’t need to run outside and remove cushions when it rains!
Our collections use only high-quality materials designed for outdoor use.
We only supply outdoor furniture that is built with premium materials. Investing in great base materials means the material performs as required, to last a long time in the elements. Common issues with poor-quality outdoor furniture include rusting, splitting, cracking and tearing, due to cheap base materials. The initial cost of quality outdoor furniture will be higher, but you will get longer use out of them, reducing the need to replace them.
Above: Nomad Dining Chair by Tribu
Here are some of the materials featured throughout our collections.
Teak is a tropical hardwood long revered for its resilience and elegance. Originating from the forests of Southeast Asia, it boasts a high oil content, making it naturally resistant to decay, insects, and the adverse effects of weather. Additionally, its tight wood grains enable it to withstand the usual wear and tear without compromising its structural integrity. These qualities make it an ideal choice for outdoor use. For further information about teak, visit our maintenance page.
Powder-coated aluminium is an incredibly durable material, making it perfect for outdoor furniture. Powder coating is a polyester-based finish that uses charged polyester micro-beads to adhere uniformly to materials. Unlike traditional paint or epoxy, it is baked onto the material, making it resistant to flaking, corrosion, or rust. The Addis collection from Kett utilises both powdercoated aluminium and teak to create a collection to create a warm minimalist aesthetic.
Batyline is a robust and premium material made from a polyester fiber coated with PVC, providing exceptional tear resistance. This 100% synthetic fabric is impervious to rot and mildew, and it exhibits high resistance to UV radiation and fading. Nelson by Kett uses batyline, creating beautiful minimal designs that are durable and comfortable.
Above: Nelson Armchair by Kett
Polyester rope is designed to endure the harshest outdoor conditions, including exposure to sunlight, rain, humidity, and temperature fluctuations. This remarkable material ensures that your rope furniture can withstand the test of time, maintaining its quality and appearance for years to come. Mood by Tribu uses a thick tricord weave; not only does it defy all weather conditions, but it is also soft to the touch.
While these materials are resilient enough to withstand the elements year-round, there are a few easy steps that can keep them looking great and help to prolong their life.
- Use Protective Covers: Each collection has specially designed covers, defending against extreme elements like seaside salt spray. These covers add an extra layer of protection, ensuring the longevity and aesthetic appeal of your furniture.
- Regular Washdown: simply use a hose to remove debris and prevent dirt build-up on your outdoor furniture, this includes upholstered items.
- Teak Maintenance: Address stubborn stains with mild soap and water, preserving the natural beauty of your teak furniture.
Our collections collaborate with world-renowned designers.
At Cosh, our brands collaborate with some of the best designers from around the world, including names such as Sebastian Herkner, Monica Armani, Yabu Pushelberg, Studio Segers, and Justin Hutchinson. Design plays an important role when it comes to creating durable outdoor furniture. To ensure durability in diverse outdoor weather conditions and achieve a timeless design, all our collections undergo numerous design iterations and processes.
Key Principles in Quality Outdoor Furniture Design.
Outdoor furniture should harmonise with its surroundings to establish a unified appearance. Designers often create pieces with a timeless aesthetic to avoid trend-following. This ensures that you are less inclined to alter your outdoor setting when new trends emerge.
Designers frequently offer a range of fabrics and finishes that allow customers to personalise their pieces. This customisation aligns the furniture with your aesthetic, reducing the likelihood of considering changes over time.
Designers focus on creating products that seamlessly integrate with the human body, providing comfortable pieces with materials that are durable enough for the outdoors.
Choice of Materials
Designers possess in-depth knowledge of the materials they use, opting for the highest-grade options to guarantee that pieces withstand harsh weather conditions without rusting, breaking, or peeling.
Focusing on ease of use and maintenance enhances the longevity of outdoor products. Features such as efficient drainage for water and debris not only ensure user-friendliness but also contribute significantly to long-term durability. Good designers consistently seek innovative materials and update their pieces for improvement, ensuring your furniture remains durable and enduring.