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Outdoor furniture can get a battering by the New Zealand climate, so when searching for the perfect outdoor lounge or dining set it’s crucial to choose pieces made of high quality materials that are specifically designed to withstand the elements. From teak, to aluminium and even plastic, we’re bringing you a series of blogs that will guide you through the different options and help you find the best type of material for your outdoor space.

Fast Forest Armchair Grande Arche Dining Table
Fast Forest Armchair and Grande Arche Dining Table

Today we are taking a closer look at powder coated aluminium furniture. Powder coated aluminium is a lightweight yet robust material that offers an ideal solution for outdoor furniture. Often used in a modern environment, powder coated aluminium pieces are characterised by strong architectural lines. Aluminium can be cast into different shapes, adding a creative element to your space. The Fast Forest Dining Chair is a stunning example of such a technique and its inspired design will add a contemporary flair to any outdoor scheme.

Powder coated aluminium is perhaps the most durable and weather resistant of all outdoor materials. Powder coating is a type of coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. The powder coated layer allows aluminium to be left outside without the risk of corrosion. It will not fade or rust and will always remain as beautiful as they day you got it.
Maintenance is also a breeze when it comes to powder coated aluminium furniture. No extra care products are required and a simple wipe down every so often will keep your furniture looking great. The lightweight aspect of aluminium means that chairs can usually be stacked and furniture is easy to move.

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Jati & Kebon Truro Lounge Setting

Aluminium offers design flexibility and can easily be mixed and matched with other materials for a contemporary aesthetic. The traditional look of teak is immediately modernised by the addition of aluminium, as showcased with the Cove Helena Dining Table or the Jati & Kebon Truro Lounge setting. Likewise an aluminium Portico Flores Dining Chair can be added to a teak table for a refined look. Aluminium also pairs beautifully with fabric cushions, which soften its linear and rigid aspect. The Jati & Kebon Sion Corner lounge setting which is composed of these two materials, provides both comfort and style.

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Jati & Kebon Sion Corner Suite

It’s no surprise that powder coated aluminium is one of our favourite materials for the outdoors. It outperforms nearly all materials in the outdoor environment, is easy to maintain and has a contemporary and modern aesthetic. At McKenzie & Willis we have a wide range of high quality outdoor furniture and a huge amount of these have a powder coated aluminium elements. You can browse our range here or pop into any of our stores to view our collection.

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