Read all about our favorite French patio and garden furniture from Fermob; made in France with sustainability in mind!
Now that the warmer weather has finally arrived, we find ourselves enjoying outdoor dining and relaxing in the garden. The summer months wouldn't be complete without our favorite French patio furniture! Chances are you are already familiar with Fermob patio furniture, the iconic designs can be seen in gardens throughout Paris! We are so excited to carry the furniture line at Chateau Sonoma so that you can bring a little bit of Paris into your backyard.
Who Invented The Bistro Chair?
One of the many reasons we love the French lifestyle is their ablility to take time out of their busy days to just relax and sit in a café or city park. It is not surprising that the French invented the bistro chair in 1889 to do just that. Bistro chairs appeared up and down the River Seine and in parks and cafes all over Paris. Lightweight and easy to store, made it the perfect furniture for flourishing sidewalk bistros and for other food vendors who didn’t want to pay a tax for a fixed terrace space. They are now iconic and seen throughout the world.
In years past we carried vintage bistro chairs with wood slats that would break down over time in our back courtyard because of the rain and sun. So…. we went on a mission to find a solution for our customers and their outdoor spaces.
On a trip to Paris, we were walking through the Luxembourg and Tuileries Gardens and fell in love with the lounge chairs that people were relaxing in. They are a beautiful French gray green color and they fit right into the landscape. We discovered they are appropriately called “Luxembourg” and made by a company called Fermob who happens to distribute their products in the USA. Come to find out they carry the original bistro chair as well. We knew we were on to something and were able to track down their distributor in the USA.
We could not be happier to add them to our collection at Chateau Sonoma are we are proud to represent a company with such incredible design sensibilities, respect for the environment and the desire to share the joie de vivre with their customers.
Fermob’s design is top notch! Their designers create innovative, practical and fun outdoor furniture. They craft sleek contemporary pieces as well as more ornate, whimsical items modeled on classic forms. They are always making improvements when needed, and each piece is personally inspected and signed off by a Fermob expert before it is shipped.
They are also brilliant with color to add to the whimsy. They have 23 colors that are created with nature as their ultimate inspiration and that is why every color seems to work in the outdoors. The hard part is picking the one you like because they are all gorgeous!
Fermobusa is also a leader in outdoor furniture sustainability. Each piece of furniture that Fermob makes is recycled and completely recyclable, from the metal frames to the powder-coat finishes and even their PVC-coated polyester outdoor technical fabric (OTF). Nature's been good to Fermob, so Fermob is good to nature. They have also been awarded Gold Exemplary Recognition by the Sustainable Furnishings Council for it deep environmental commitment and exemplary implementation of a range of best practices for sustainability. We are over the moon when we find companies that take care of our planet!
Last, but certainly not least, Fermob seeks to promote the “outdoor lounge” way of life encouraging outdoor lounging and relaxation! Creating spaces in nature for people to gather together and share in the Joie de Vivre!
If you are searching for the perfect French patio furniture or garden lounge furniture, we know you will love Fermbo as much as we do! We have many colors and varieties in stock at Chateau Sonoma, but are also happy to custom order pieces specifically for your home!