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A story of Passion and Taste

The Duesenberg Coupe "Simone," was a request made by the cosmetics magnate Gui(Guy) De La Roche as a gift for his young lover Simone.In 1936, he requisitioned it from Emmet - Armand Coachworks of America, located in GreenBrier, Pennsylvania.The two immigrants Emmet and Armand took three years in designing and manufacturing the automobile. The car was full of feminine details like a transparent steering wheel, interior trim in purple, and a large "S" on the door and upholstered onto...

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“No tree left behind”

Yes, it is true, since very Ancient times Man tried to master nature to have it as a silent companion. A charming wife who never talks, and as all unbalanced relationships we have seen good times and bad times, for man or for mother nature.The fact is that we love green, we can recall the hanging gardens of Babylon, a set of gardens located in the ancient city of Babylon, Iraq. Their beauties made them inscribed on the ancient...

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FIRE and MAN

Since the beginning of time when a lightning bolt struck a tree which caught on fire; Mankind has tasted and experienced the wonderful sensation of roasting meat, which completely changed the flavor and delighted his senses with the aroma of roasted and cooked food.Professor Richard Wrangham of Harvard thinks we might have been using fire routinely not just 50,000 or 400,000 years ago, but two million years ago. In his book Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human, he...

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Visiting Vietnam: the origin of our Coral Bank collection of outdoor furniture

Coral Bank is one of Beltempo's most popular outdoor furniture lines. But did you know that it took over 10 years to arrive in our showroom? Here's the story of how Coral Bank began as a moment of inspiration in Vietnam, almost fifteen years ago.3-seater outdoor sofa from the Coral Bank collectionTo understand Coral Bank, you have to understand the design process that every piece of Beltempo Outdoor furniture goes through. It starts with our designer and Chief Art...

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What is marine grade stainless steel?

All of our furniture is made with natural teak wood and marine grade stainless steel. Sounds good, right? But what does it actually mean? Here's what you need to know about the different grades of stainless steel. There are 9 different series of stainless steel There are many, many different types of stainless steel. Each one has a slightly different chemical make up, which gives it different properties. Some types are more heat resistant, others are more flexible, others are very...

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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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