Years ago we were looking for a luxurious lounge set for our garden with a comfortable deep seat with enough room for our long legs.
Preferably in nice earthy tones or with colourful pillows that would not fade in the sunshine, because that would make it look shabby. And not in one of those five standard colours that you can find anywhere, because they are so boring and not quite what we were looking for.
The possibility to leave the pillows out in the rain was also important, because we didn’t want to carry them back and forth every time it rained, which is quite often in the Netherlands. And, naturally, we didn’t want to get a wet bum if we sat down after a rain shower.
To complete our wish list, the covers had to be stain-resistant and machine-washable as things easily get dirty outside. Not just from leaves, dirt in the air and bird poop, but also hard to remove stains from spilled drinks and food. The sofa also had to be able to carry the weight of a lot of people during one of our parties.
I’m afraid the salesman didn’t seem to like us anymore after we had told him what we wanted. “I’m sorry, but your wish list is too long and complicated. The sofa you are looking for doesn’t exist and if it did, it would be extremely expensive.”
Outdoor Lifestyle was born
Because we were convinced that it was possible, we decided to take matters in our own hands. In the beginning, our furniture was produced in Asia. This turned out to be a mistake that we quickly corrected. Outdoor Lifestyle only wants to sell the highest quality and to provide full service. It was clear that this was not possible with production taking place in Asia.
We are very proud that all Outdoor Lifestyle’s outdoor sofas are now 100% made in Holland.
All the boxes on our wish list are ticked
- Sunbrella fabrics: the highest quality outdoor fabric on the market
- Selection of hundreds of different colours
- Beautiful highly durable aluminium frame
- Quick dry foam pillows that do not retain water and can be left outside all year
The beautiful all-weather outdoor sofa is our own design and is named Ibiza.
You are more than welcome to come and test the sofa in our showroom in Leidschendam next to the Vliet channel. The showroom can also be reached by boat, which can be moored right in front of the entrance.
Founder of Outdoor Lifestyle
2266 AJ Leidschendam