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. I briefly introduced the Serengeti range with that of our new double lounger. The Serengeti range with its slanted tapered back legs and thin vertical slats make for a beautiful outdoor setting. We have made use of larger softer Unicurl cushions for this range to give our customers the opportunity to feel more relaxed to enjoy the outdoor experience. The Range includes a modular sofa set with matching armchairs and coffee table, a single and double sunlounger as well as a dining chair which compliments any outdoor dining setting.

nov1

Projects

Bloc Outdoor has been very busy developing their distributors both nationally and internationally. Our first National distributor to take on the new Bloc Outdoor Range is the Chelsea Garden & Home store. Located in Cape Town’s historic and vibey Old Wynberg Village, Chelsea Garden and Home is a one-stop garden furniture, outdoor umbrella, cane furniture, lighting, bespoke wooden furniture and kitchenware shop.

Cape View, Clifton, Cape Town

nov2

Cape View, the brand new luxury 5 star self – catering apartments over looking Clifton beaches in Cape Town have opened their doors during the festive season. Cape View approached Bloc Outdoor to make use of their furniture for their Outdoor Terrace’s. Cape View were looking for furniture which was classically designed and that would suit their high- end clientele’s taste for quality, comfort and relaxation. The ranges that were made use of in the project were our Serengeti Double Loungers and Coral dining table and chairs.

La Quartier Francais, Franschoek, Cape Town

nov3

This boutique hotel situated in the heart of the Franschhoek Valley is home to two great restaurants, the award winning Tasting Room and Common Room, both menus designed by Executive Chef Margot Janse. As La Quartier Francais were completing renovations, Bloc Outdoor were chosen to supply their clean lined Coral Loungers to complete the Outdoor setting. The Coral Loungers completed the setting perfectly with the striking cushion covers to add to the occasion.

Butchers Block, Umhlanga, Durban

nov4

The brand new Butchers Block in Umhlanga chose Bloc Outdoor as their preferred supplier of Outdoor Furniture. Butchers Block offers an intimate and relaxed dining experience and offers the most succulent, tender and flavorsome steaks. Every steak served undergoes a specialised ageing process to ensure texture, flavour and colour. Butchers Block chose the Barcelona table and chair option to furnish the terrace outside their restaurant.

Brochure 2013

As there have been a number of additions to the Bloc Outdoor furniture range over the year, Bloc Outdoor decided to create its first ever all inclusive brochure. As mentioned in our previous newsletter, the photo shoot took place at the Two Views in Camps Bay, which proved very successful. The design and layout of the brochure has been professionally completed and the final touches are being added. Once completed the brochure will be available to be viewed online as well as being able to be downloaded from our website.