True Classic

The Drachmann line is the quintessence of classic Scandinavian garden furniture design. This timeless furniture classic with the familiar cross back has been around for nearly 25 years and remains one of our most popular items of furniture. This proves there are true classics even when it comes to outdoor furniture.

Picturesque Furniture

The idea of the picturesque, white painted garden furniture goes all the way back to Skagen's golden age, when artists such as Kroyer, Ancher and Drachmann took their inspiration from the unique scenery and special light that characterizes the northern tip of Denmark. Pictures from this era show the first examples of characteristic white Skagen furniture made by local cabinetmakers. This was the furniture and the aura that surrounded them as they stood in beautiful gardens amidst the picturesque scenery that inspired the modern white-painted furniture we produce today.

Construction Materials

The teak version is constructed using the best type of wood for garden furniture. This wood is strong, stable and very easy to work with. At the same time, teak has a uniquely high content of natural, impregnating oils that give it the capacity to resist rot and mold. Accordingly, quality teak furniture can be used outdoors all year round with no treatment required other than regular cleaning. If you want to preserve the beautiful color interplay and dark tones, you need to apply oil to the furniture.

All white-painted furniture is produced from FSC-certified eucalyptus. it is painted using a special method developed over several decades. This painting process consists of several steps and results in a full, lustrous finish that is also as strong as can be. The art begins before the actual painting process, when the wood is being dried to the optimum level of humidity to minimize expansion and contraction of the wood. This provides the base for the elegant white surface which is particularly suited for outdoor use.

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Designer: Bernt Santesson