Category Archives: History and Stories

Hiring Deck Chairs for your Vintage Party

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Vintage, rockabilly, antique, shabby chic; whatever you want to call it, this aesthetic is always bang on trend. The humble deck chair is an iconic image of vintage style, bringing to mind seaside holidays and parasols, and classic styling that has stood the test of time. This longstanding classic image is particularly fun for a […]

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Niche – it’s a funny word…

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…as it has so many meanings; initially this was simply a description of a recess in a wall. Commercially, it usually expresses the idea of expert specialisation in a single key area; or the effort taken to develop a market that might not otherwise even exist. All of this means that, when one of an […]

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Like rearranging deckchairs on the Titanic!

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Variations on this phrase have come into common usage over the last 40 years or so, all of them suggesting that a person, team or company had taken panicky, and completely useless, action in an emergency situation. This saying came to mind recently when an actual deckchair from that ill-fated liner came up for auction. […]

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Set the Mood with the right Deck Chair Colour Choice

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Hiring deck chairs for an event not only allows guests to relax in comfort and style, but a deck chair can help to reinforce your brand, image or a particular design scheme. How is that possible, you may ask? Simply by making careful and deliberate colour choices of deck chair. Unlike most other chairs for […]

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A History of the Very British Deckchair

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Go to any British seaside town, and you’ll no doubt see rows of brightly coloured, stripy deckchairs for hire along the promenade. They’ve become an icon of British beach holidays, up there with 99 ice creams and colourful beach huts, and there’s nothing quite like lazing in a deckchair on one of the rare sunny […]

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Anywhere Deck Chairs 2014 What a Year- Part One!

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Following on from our first job at London zoo, the enquiries for Anywhere Deck Chairs kept on coming. There were so many highlights throughout the year, it truly has been amazing. The Jack Wills event at the Guards Polo Club in Great Windsor Park was particularly memorable. We turned up on a beautiful sunny day […]

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Deck Chairs – The Art of Relaxation

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The deck chair, although traditional, has come a long way since its early beginnings; however the design of the deck chair has always remained the same. The unique sling system, mounted on a wooden frame allows the user to lounge comfortably whist offering soft support. The adjustable frame promotes relaxation and allows a different range […]

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Introducing the Deckchair to Great Britain

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Following on from John Thomas Moore’s patent in England for adjustable, portable folding chairs in 1886, he started to manufacture them in Macclesfied. Two types of deckchairs were made, the ‘Waverley’ designed to be used on ships or whilst watching lawn tennis and the ‘Hygienic.’ This was actually a rocking chair, initially designed to help […]

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