This is the Bloc Outdoor Newsletter which is written monthly by Peter Raffin. I am available to be contacted on peter@blocoutdoor.co.za  for any further information written on the topics below.

Products

In our previous Newsletter, we spoke about a number of new products which were being added to the Bloc Outdoor existing ranges.  At the beginning of 2011 we introduced our first outdoor accessories. Our Outdoor Lantern is an iconic piece which was launched with the remainder of our furniture at Decorex, Cape Town 2011. It has a removable handle which then allows the lantern to have a candle placed at the base and used as an outdoor lighting accessory.

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Our newest accessories include our vertical garden range as well as our planters. Our vertical garden range includes free standing and fixed screens with planters which may be placed accordingly. Our large freestanding planters are also a new addition to our range and include a fiberglass lining for functionality and drainage.

Projects

Here are some of our existing customers who purchased furniture from us who had some interesting bespoke requests.

HOUSE CLEMES

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At Bloc we tend to sell our existing ranges in various size options. Occasionally customers request different size options on our existing ranges and they make for interesting results. Our Chunky table which because of its large dimensions tends to start as a 6 x seater table was requested to be manufactured as a 4 x seater table.  We were not too sure of the outcome of the table   due to its ‘Chunky’ nature but the overall result was fantastic and we now have a 4 x seater table available to all our customers.

HOUSE PERLMAN

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Our customer was looking to purchase a double lounger for their deck and were having trouble finding one which suited them. Bloc was asked to create the double lounger for the customer and the outcome was terrific.

HOUSE LIEBENBERG

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Our customer chose to use Bloc Outdoor when furnishing their game lodge near the Kruger National Park. Our customer wanted to use a furniture manufacturer who produced furniture that was strong, durable and would withstand the dry heat of the Kruger National Park.  The Nautical Range was the perfect match.