Teak is a tropical hardwood that has naturally-occurring oils in its fibres which act as a preservative. They make it well-suited to life outside and mean it’s not as high maintenance as some other timbers. Over time, it’ll take on the naturally silvered patina that’s characteristic of teak.
We’ve treated the teak with IsoGuard®, an oil that helps protect it from staining for a time and from drying out, all without obviously affecting its appearance. It won’t prevent the natural small cracks that will appear in the timber, but when reapplied over time, will keep it as well-looked-after as possible.
The outdoor canvas used to make Denham’s backrest and seat is a heavyweight off-white polyester. It’s showerproof and lightfast (so it’s unlikely to bleach in the sun) but could still stain if you leave it outside all year round. The covers are removeable though, and machine washable too.
Where we see it
You could use Denham as either an outdoor dining chair or as an extra seat to pull up to a sofa set. In either case, we’d suggest pairing it with the pieces in the Pembrey collection (like the dining table or the modular sofa) which has a similarly simple and understated style.