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


In our previous Newsletter, we spoke about a number of new products which were being added to the Bloc Outdoor existing ranges. The latest editions to the existing Malibu Range is a new table and chair design. Designed by Jacques Drake and in keeping with the clean cubic design the new chair and table design lend themselves to the most contemporary of outdoor settings.  The beautiful soft golden honey hue of the Iroko wood sits in perfectly balanced contrast to the stark cubic design of the Malibu Range. The table is available in various sizes ranging from a 6 to a 12 seater. We have also introduced a new lounger into the existing Nautical range. The lounger follows a very clean line and works well with the existing Nautical Corner sofa set and coffee table.



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.

The Chelsea Garden & Home Store, Old Wynberg Village, Wynberg, Cape Town.


Our second national distributor is the well-known Beach House situated in Hemel en Aarde Village, Hermanus in the Overberg region. Beach House reflects a restful and elegant look emphasising beautiful design coupled with functionality and based on a relaxed lifestyle that is desirable and accessible.

The Beach House Interiors, Hermanus, Overberg Region.


Our first International distributor is Lifestyle Interiors based in Alexandra Park, Harare, Zimbabwe. Life and Style jointly and separately epitomizes the ethos behind this new concept store in Harare. Fine furnishings, fabrics and objects from a selection of top luxury home brands in South Africa.

Lifestyle Interiors, Alexandra Park, Harare, Zimbabawe


Designer Collaboration

Bloc Outdoor has always been a strong supporter of the South African furniture manufacture and design industry. The designer of the current Bloc Outdoor range is Jacques Drake, the director of the company and all the furniture is manufactured here in Cape Town, South Africa. Bloc Outdoor believes in collaboration with local designers and manufacturers to support local industry and is embarking on its first collaboration initiative with Cape Town Furniture Designer, Liam Mooney. The collaboration will be a combination of inspired, practical knowledge from that of Jacques Drake in the timber manufacturing industry and simple, innovative thinking from Liam Mooney in the furniture design industry. Such an exciting combination is bound to produce some fantastic results.