Founded on the French Riviera in 1937, Sifas understands the universal yearning to extend the home’s aesthetic appeal beyond the confines of four walls. Blending a unique variety of modern, contemporary and luxury outdoor furniture, Sifas’ beautiful products embody the finer point of what the company calls the “indoor-outdoor” lifestyle. Sifas’ products strive to break down household barriers and demonstrate that truly versatile pieces can transition between interior and exterior spaces easily through superior materials, designs and construction.
To understand the position that Sifas has taken in the world of home and commercial furniture, one must look back to the beginnings of the modern era of architecture and design. In 1888, visionary architect Frank Lloyd Wright joined the Sullivan Firm in Chicago, where he was given the responsibility of leading the domestic constructions branch – eventually taking inspiration from Japanese architecture (which also emphasizes transitioning between indoor and outdoor spaces) that he later viewed at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair.
During this same time period, Austrian designer Adolf Loos had been inspired by a variety of contemporary movements – particularly Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s development of the “international style.” Loos began thinking of furniture in a new way and saw the potential for lighter, more mobile furnishings to seamlessly blend between interior and exterior spaces depending on the user’s needs. It is from Wright’s and Loos’ early efforts in the indoor-outdoor decor movement that Sifas draws its primary source of domestic enlightenment – that your favorite furniture should be able to accompany you wherever you go in your home.
Sifas has made eco-friendly design one of its top priorities in order to demonstrate its respect and admiration for the great outdoors. For example, the Kwadra collection designed by Eric Carrerre makes use of recycled materials such as lacquered aluminum, mineral-filled polyamide and tempered glass for the lowest carbon footprint possible as well as the possibility for clean and eco-friendly disposal.
In addition to this embodiment of sustainable design, Sifas’ products remain comfortable and fashionable to satisfy users. The Kross patio furniture collection is the perfect example of how form and function come together to create a beautiful product that can withstand the worst Mother Nature can throw its way. In particular, the Kross Adjustable Chaise Lounge emphasizes clean, simple lines for an aesthetic that is irresistibly modern.
“We start with the number one rule in furniture – that the furniture must be comfortable,” says Joost Jansen, General Manager Sifas USA. “Then we differentiate ourselves from our competitors with new materials not found elsewhere and designs that are unique.”
Not only do the materials and methods employed by Sifas make for a low carbon footprint, but they have been tested to be the most reliable materials and methods around. Each collection has a specific designer that not only stands by the quality of the line but has brought his or her unique sensibilities, taste and personality into the aesthetic.
For example, the Sakura Armchair designed by Mark Robson features the Hydropass System that is comfortable, attractive and also resilient enough to allow rainwater to move through its fibers without attaching themselves, allowing the piece to dry in 15 minutes.
As if this wasn’t enough peace of mind in terms of proven processes, durable materials and weather-resistance, Sifas offers a 10-year warranty on all of its products for manufacturing defects for home use – guaranteeing that these pieces will become long-lasting additions to any domestic sphere.
“Our advice to decorators and homeowners is to buy Sifas with confidence,” says Jansen. “We have been in this business for almost 75 years, have some of the best designs in the business and the industry’s best warranty. We also advise our customers to treat their furniture well, and it will treat you well.”
So, for a collection of furniture that can be easily adapted to both indoor and outdoor areas of the home, look no further than the luxurious options offered by Sifas.