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Natural wood patina: everything you need to know

Earlier this month, we shared some secrets about the stainless steel we use in our outdoor furniture. In today's blog, we're taking a closer look at natural wood and how it forms a patina over time. What is a natural wood patina? We're very proud of the way our furniture forms a patina. This is when natural wood, such as teak wood, is left exposed to the elements. We don't cover it up with paint or sealant; we allow it to...

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Outdoor furniture trends: swings and swingseats

Welcome to a new regular feature on the Beltempo Outdoor blog, where we examine outdoor furniture trends in detail. This week, we're looking at swings and swingseats. Swing seats: a vintage classic Swings and swing seats have been around for a long time. There's lots of vintage inspiration to draw on here: from Rococo French art...The Swing by Jean-Honoré Fragonard... to the good ol' American porch swing seat.Image by Pexels fromPixabayWe're seeing more designs which mix up different styles and periods,...

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Creative outdoor lighting ideas

When you're planning a new outdoor space, lighting might not be at the top of your list. But the right lighting is key to creating the right ambience. Here are some of the latest trends and creative ideas for outdoor lighting.LED lighting is here to stay LED lights are slowly replacing old-fashioned bulbs, according to Ryan Lawn. They're energy-efficient, cheaper to run, and increasingly affordable. Designers also love LED lighting because it offers so much choice. You can find LED lights...

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Everything you need to know about teak outdoor furniture

We make our outdoor furniture from FSC-certified teak wood. It's designed to last forever and age beautifully. If you're shopping around for outdoor furniture for your home or commercial property, here's what you need to know about teak wood furniture. What is teak? Teak is a tropical tree that grows in the south and southeast Asia, especially Indonesia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, and India. It's a hardwood, which means it's naturally very strong and durable. Because it's weather resistant, it's often used for...

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The sustainable future of outdoor furniture

At Beltempo, we can date our origins back to 1870. That's almost 150 years of designing beautiful furniture - and we plan to be around for 150 more!Like many other businesses, the furniture industry has to become sustainable in order to survive. We have to find the right balance between protecting our environment and following design trends. Here's how outdoor furniture companies are designing for a long future. Natural materials Designers and carpenters are re-learning the value of natural materials. Instead...

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Beltempo Luxury Outdoor Furniture

Looking for high-end outdoor furniture? How about elegant furniture that not only lasts but helps ensure the earth will last, too? Sound too good to be true? Not for Beltempo.With roots stretching back to 1800s Italy, Beltempo is a company dedicated to creating luxury furniture that is sustainable in quality and sustainable for the earth. Boasting a legacy of nearly 150 years of style and craftsmanship, Beltempo creates elegant outdoor furniture that is expertly designed and functional. Our pieces...

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