Contemporary Tête à Tête Outdoor Chaise
April 24, 2013 by Robin Plaskoff Horton
A contemporary twist on the Victorian Tête à Tête love seat–aka the courting bench, kissing bench, or conversation bench where two people face opposite directions–the outdoor Double View bench easily switches from a side by side to facing position.
Just in case you change your mind, the double backrest pivots around an axis located below the seat enabling a change in direction and perspective. And there’s a bonus: the small bench size makes it the perfect choice for limited spaces.
Designer Chloe De La Chaise is aptly named as “chaise” is the French word for chair. Combining contemporary design with traditional craftsmanship, a French cabinet maker whose work is recognized by the “Ateliers d’Art de France,” produces the wooden bench to the designer’s specifications.
De La Chaise has made a commitment not only to quality, but also to sustainability. Each of the four wood species used to produce the Double View Bench are harvested from sustainable forests. The Chestnut (Chataigner), Oak (Chene), and Robinia-Acacia come from local certified forests in France, where the forest certification process ensures the implementation of sustainable forestry practices. The only non local species, Moabi, a naturally oiled African wood, is also from a sustainable forest.
The Double View bench is available in a limited edition of 50 pieces, each issued with a certificate of authenticity signed by the designer and a certificate of guarantee on its craftsmanship.
h 73 x L100 x w 65 cm (28.74″ x 39.37″ x 25.59″)
Available from Outdoorz Gallery.