They can be placed outside in the garden, but also help us in the kitchen. What are we talking about? Polypropylene chairs, modern and versatile allies of contemporary furniture. Design chairs in synthetic materials are a recent innovation, and in the last 20 years they had a great success helping people in their daily life. Durable, strong but light, easy to maintain, polypropylene chairs lend themselves to different styles and interpretations. Among the most used materials of this type of chairs there is indeed polypropylene, a low-density thermoplastic polymer, very resistant to heat, impact and abrasion.
Bontempi Casa polypropylene chairs are made of scratch and stain resistant polypropylene, that combines solidity and lightness. Therefore, these chairs are not only a good-looking product, but they can also be used both for indoor and outdoor as they are resistant to atmospheric agents. You can use them to furnish the porch or the veranda, placing them around a central dining table. They are also perfect for furnishing contract spaces such as restaurants and hotels.
Modern polypropylene chairs like Aqua are ideal seats for outdoors as they are waterproof and resistant to sun and rain, so you can place them even by the pool. Light and stackable, they are very useful for those who like to invite guests at home for garden parties and dinners with friends. You can choose among several nuances available, for example the refined Sand version is also suitable to furnish an indoor environment, maybe a bedroom.
Chairs in polypropylene and fiberglass
With great attention to innovation and the performance of its products, Bontempi Casa enriches its catalogue with chairs made of polypropylene and recyclable fiberglass, a material that guarantees maximum stability over time, thermal and mechanical resistance.
The iconic Galaxy chair, available in many different shades, with or without armrests and in a stool version, shows the great versatility of modern polypropylene and fiberglass chairs.
Among the polypropylene and fiberglass chairs there is also Gipsy, that has elegant and enveloping lines. Ideal for outdoors, it lends itself perfectly to be used also in the kitchen and it can be easily combined with a dining table. Scratch-proof and impact-resistant, in case of stains it can be easily cleaned with a damp cloth.
Polypropylene is a material that guarantees maximum functionality and ease of use, but also an elegant and modern design that can be declined in different colours, from classic pop, to match with all styles.
Throwing a cocktail party to celebrate a special event, an anniversary, or simply to gather some friends with colleagues and “perfect strangers” within a joyful and informal atmosphere, is always a good idea! A wide terrace or a veranda in the garden are the ideal open-air spaces for aperitifs. The etiquette is simple: firstly, the meeting time, between 6 pm and 8 pm, therefore it’s clear it won’t be a dinner; secondly, the standing set-up.
During a cocktail party, guests expect to sip a drink and enjoy some finger food and sandwiches while standing. So, forget the classic dinner table setup. But this doesn’t mean you won’t have to provide seats and coffee tables. A tall Galaxy barstool is perfect to make the environment similar to a cool café, without going out. The choice of colour is crucial: it should be white if you are hosting a total-white-themed party, light grey or anthracite for an elegant party, mustard yellow, caramel or blue grey to create a livelier environment. Regarding the coffee tables, instead, it’s better to go for light and essential structures, such as Contract coffee table by Bontempi Casa. When needed, they will allow guests to put down their plates and glasses, without stealing the show or getting too much in the way.
The main requirement for a proper cocktail party is a good set-up space. Seats and coffee tables must be placed in order to create a few relax and conversation corners, leaving guests able to move around easily. So, they can walk around, socialize with different groups of people, and there will be the perfect vibe.
How to choose the menu for your cocktail party? Drinks will be the protagonists, but do not forget tasty finger food. If you don’t want to go for a caterer, you can choose three or four cocktails to serve with jugs and provide alcohol-free drinks as well. For the menu, you can opt for seasonal ingredients and simple recipes, easy to be served as finger food or in small aperitifs-plates, placed on the coffee tables you have set. Canapes made with fancy ingredients, quitches, couscous, cheese skewers, fresh fruit are only a few ideas.
To set-up your buffet, you can place the food on several coffee tables, so you will avoid to move people to only one corner. Also, you can get help with a food trolley, a classic piece of furniture, elegant and functional at the same time. Chic food trolley, easy to be moved around thanks to its wheels, will be your ace in the hole. Its 20s-inspired design, made of brass and a crystal top, will make you feel you are at a Great Gatsby’s party.
Summer = outdoor chair wanted. Outdoor chairs are furnishing accessories designed specifically to furnish courtyards, gardens, balconies, terraces, patios, pool areas and public spaces.
They can be totally made of ecological and recyclable plastic (like the Bontempi Galaxy chair), or with an external metal structure and an ecological and recyclable plastic shell (Bontempi Mood chair). We also have all-metal ones for outdoor use (for example the Bontempi Freak Chair) and finally those in polycarbonate (see the Bontempi Aria Chair).
Garden chairs – also called garden armchairs – are among the best-selling models. Often colored, but also of neutral shades so that they can be combined with tables and other outdoor furniture, plastic garden chairs are easily harmonized with the natural environment, bringing freshness and grace in the outdoor spaces, both daily and not. They are perfect for decorating nicely gardens, terraces, small courtyards, patios, pool areas and public spaces
Garden small table and chairs are purchased especially in the months that anticipate the summer, just in view of the greater use of external domestic spaces. Wood is one of the most used materials for creating outdoor seating: it is often used only for the structure, that is then covered with waterproof fabrics, in particular textilene. This new generation fabric is not damaged by contact with sunlight, rain, ice, snow, salt and chlorine. Then there are the bamboo chairs for outdoor environments, 100% natural and with an exotic allure, very resistant material. But the most popular products are undoubtedly the colorful garden chairs, such as Galaxy, the brand new Bontempi Casa proposal.
Galaxy is a comfortable chair designed for outdoor use, made of solid polypropylene. Its structure is created ad hoc to favor a cozy, comfortable and relaxing seat; it is available in 8 shades of color, from Powder Light Blue to Sand, to Mustard Yellow. The plastic garden armchairs are very practical, they can in fact remain outside both in summer and in winter without deteriorating.
But how to prepare for the summer in the right way, and choose the most suitable outdoor chair for your home (and garden)? Here are some original, fun and captivating advices to furnish outdoor environments with color and warmth.
All the garden games you can do with outdoor chairs
If you have children with your family, you know that outdoor games are very important. Here’s how you can take advantage of your Bontempi Casa Galaxy chairs by organizing nice group games (for children, but also for adults). For a 90’s mood, the famous game of the chairs: just place a number of colored Galaxy chairs lower than the number of participants, put music to taste and let the guys dance and have fun outdoor, then run to sit down as soon as the music ends. The game “Witch says color” is another classic of the children fun games: hide in the park some Galaxy chairs of different colors, and let the children play to find those of the color required by the “witch”. Do you have a swimming pool? Why not take advantage of it then! Place Galaxy chairs on the bottom of the pool (yes, they are 100% waterproof) and organize ball games that force participants to stay seated.
How to turn your yard into a beautiful outdoor cinema in perfect 1950s style
With the right chairs you can turn a simple little backyard into a fantastic cinema under the stars, like those of American drive-ins. Choose cozy, comfortable and at the same time resistant seats, like the Galaxy model by Bontempi Casa. Place them in alternating rows, perhaps playing with different colors; add a few small coffee tables for each two chairs and offer fresh fruit juices and ice lollies. Then a TV screen or a laptop placed at the center and this will be enough: an outdoor cinema directly at home. All comfortably seated, in total relaxation, with a hint of color and taste of summer.
Set up the perfect party of Mid-August with the right outdoor furnishing accessories
Mid-August marks the end of the summer? Absolutely not, but it is an opportunity to organize a nice little party in the garden or on the terrace of the house. What do you need? A table large enough to serve all the guests you want to invite, strictly home-made food (cooking with our loved ones produces endorphins and makes all happier, it is statistically proven), and many colored chairs to give vivacity to the table. Better even if of different shades, so that each has its own color of reference, and match them with a multicolored flower centerpiece. Music, old movies and board games. Need more for the perfect night of Mid-August?
Looking at the falling stars at San Lorenzo hand in hand? Yes, but only if you sit comfortably
San Lorenzo and his stars. Take two Galaxychairs of your favorite color, place them on the terrace or in the garden; bring out a blanket, a bottle of wine and leave your smartphone at home. Admire the view in silence, away from social networks and the digital world, enjoy that moment, experience the present moment. Keeping your nose up for a whole night, however, can be tiring: this is why it is essential to have a comfortable and practical chair. If this chair is also waterproof … Enjoy the spectacle of the sky with your feet in the water.