In the current reality of booming population growth and ever-increasing urban densities across Australia, access to the outdoors in our homes is becoming less so a given, and more so somewhat of a luxury. Trends are even showing that many people will opt for an inner-city abode (even one that is compact with little to no outdoor access) and escape on weekends and holidays to a secondary residence inland or along the coast. Australia’s very own take on a pied-a-terre.
Whatever your situation – from cosy courtyards, to verdant backyards, to sprawling views of the beach or hilltops – outdoor living areas should be met by furniture that can further facilitate its enjoyment.
The Jasper II Outdoor is a continuation of the Jasper sofa, which quickly became a crowd favourite within the indoor range for its luxury aesthetics and clever design solutions. In the same vein, the Jasper II O sofa artfully straddles the line between necessary practicality in an outdoor setting, and the desire for luxurious furniture to enhance access to the outdoors in our private homes.
Beneath the seats generous storage platforms provide ample space to store outdoor accessories protected from the elements and weather covers to prolong the vibrancy of Jasper II O. The open arm keeps the design light and airy but functionally it doubles as an open shelf to keep at hand the book you’re reading, the coffee you’re sipping, or the throw you might need as the sun begins to set.
The chaise seat is available on either the left or right end of the sofa, depending on what suits the client best. And, should that change over time, the components can be easily altered with an Allen Key. The weather covers are designed to be reversible to fit over either configuration.
Compositionally the sofa comprises a galvanised steel frame, Outdoor Postureflex and Outdoor KingCell with multilayer HR foam and generous memory foam top finish for the seat cushions. The cushions on the backrest feature an Ultra down fill with an in-built bolster for back support and an outdoor specific internal cover.
The Kingrope Luxe Weatherweave upholstery fabric is new to King Living and available only on the Jasper II O range of furniture. Although Weatherweave feels delicate and soft to the touch, it is hardwearing, completely weatherproof and comes backed by a five-year warranty. Likewise, the steel frame comes backed by King Living’s 10-year Outdoor Steel Frame Warranty.
The Jasper II O sofa is known to be a generous entertainer and as such, it shares the stage willingly. The Luna Outdoor Chair was designed by celebrated Australian industrial designer Charles Wilson, who is also a longstanding collaborator of King Living. Like the Jasper II O range, the Luna Outdoor Chair was inspired by its indoor counterpart.
The seat is moulded from an expandable mesh and sits atop a steel frame – backed by King Living’s 10-year Steel Frame Outdoor Warranty as standard. A fabric-covered seat pad is attached seamlessly via magnets.
The overall look is one of design sophistication that comes from innovative thinking and climate-appropriate design – both celebrated markers of Australian design. Furthermore, the flexibility and adaptability embodied by both the Jasper II Outdoor sofa and the Luna Outdoor Chair are hallmarks of King Living that have gained the Australian furniture company a global reputation in producing functional, comfortable and covetable designs.