Characterised by a unique interplay of materials, the stylish Phumula collection is an exploration of comfort, texture and form. The Phumula aluminium or wooden chairs and sofas are hand crafted with exceptional attention to detail, employing coated aluminium, Saligna hardwood, polyester strapping, and fully waterproofed cushion fabric (available in your choice of 3 fabrics). Our epoxy-coated aluminium and UV resistant strapping provide durability and longevity to the Phumula outdoor collection of chairs, sofas and tables.
The beauty and elegance of wood in contemporary furniture design
Every so often, a piece of furniture comes along with the potential to change everything around us. If art is meant to be admired and fashion meant to be worn, furniture is meant to be lived in, relaxed in, worked in, sat in. It inspires how we engage with our surroundings, and how we go about our every day.
The Phumula wooden chair is such a piece.
Qualities like texture, form and functionality with contemporary aesthetics are evident in this piece. This chair respects the preference of some homeowners to buy wood furniture for its sturdiness, reliability and eco-friendly characteristics. Wood is easy to blend in with any theme and style. Its versatility and natural beauty make it perfect for any living space.
The story behind our choice in aluminium
Aluminium is light and tough with an exceptional strength to weight ratio. This combined with its corrosion resistance makes it an ideal material for outdoor furniture. Macalli’s aluminium is coated with an electro-statically applied, powder coat finish. This ensures 100% coverage of the metal’s surface area and provides a consistent and tough finish that is far superior to traditional paint finishes. An epoxy coated finish is impervious to moisture, knock and scratch resistant, easy to clean and highly resistant to corrosion.
Macalli uses aluminium 6063. It allows complex shapes to be formed with very smooth surfaces fit for anodizing.
While painted aluminum is an option for some manufacturers, we know that powder coating adheres better to the metal and is more resistant to fading. This helps if your deck, patio or poolside is exposed to sea air, which tends to eat away at paint and untreated metal
A breathable, beautiful seat for two
Even if you have a compact balcony, deck, or patio, you don't need to compromise on aesthetic. The two-seater Phumula sofa, with its slim, light profile, creates a modern and comfortable outdoor setting without inundating your space.
Consider warming up your outdoor setting with durable accessories such outdoor rug or outdoor throw pillows. Textiles add color, depth, and visual interest and also diffuse light, soften hard surfaces, and make a space more comfortable and enjoyable.
Choosing a patio set that's right for you
With so many options — wood or aluminium, expansive or compact, with or without cushions — it’s hard to know where to start. Here’s what we advise.
An outdoor space is really an extension of your indoor space. So look at decorating it as you would a room. You want it to feel inviting and considered. Think about the purpose of your outdoor setting. Is it to wine and dine or rather to relax outdoors as you would in your living room? If you prefer relaxing with family and friends, forgo the outdoor dining table and create an outdoor living room with sofas and occasional chairs. Now that that decision has been made, think carefully about materials. If in 10 years you want your outdoor furniture to look as good as it did the day it was delivered, smart material choices include powder-coated aluminum that's resistant to ultraviolet light.
Cushions or no cushions? Be sure to avoid future maintenance hassles. Macalli uses water resistant, outdoor grade fabric - providing years of enjoyment.