TIDAL Outdoor Collection
- Trent Jansen
Together with designer Trent Jansen, Tait has crafted a collection of outdoor furniture that conjures the nostalgia of Australian summer living in the 70s. In conceiving the TIDAL collection, Trent explores the myths and memories of summer and Australia’s die-hard surf culture.
Designed and manufactured in Australia TIDAL’s stylish lines and high performance stainless steel wire construction allow it to seamlessly work into the vernacular of both indoor and outdoor environments. Chairs, side tables and loungers can be selectively chosen for numerous applications across home, work, hospitality, multi-residential, hotel settings and more.
TIDAL is a response to a design brief created by Tait for poolside (and coastal) furniture. A passionate researcher, Trent Jansen has applied a scientific eye to Australia’s surf culture, studying the secrets of wave formations. Trent captures the swell of flowing water in a series of tidal marks that ripple up the seat base before breaking up and around the side of the chair.
The stainless steel wire frames can be electro polished or powder coated for superior corrosion resistance. The result is beautiful, well resolved, functional and fit for purpose; targeting a wide audience of users.
Through the D2B program, Tait has learnt how to write and implement product briefs with professional industrial designers. TIDAL is the result of our first brief, positively challenging our manufacturing capabilities and production team. We have learnt through smarter design you not only end up with great product but can make crucial cost savings in production.
Collaborating with local manufacturers to source the latest technology and best quality finishes, the TIDAL outdoor furniture collection is of the highest quality possible being manufactured in Australia today. Proving our new design process is the best way forward, keeping production cost effective and designs relevant.
Australia’s harsh environment is a constant challenge when designing outdoor furniture. Collaborating with other local manufacturers gave us access to the latest wire bending technology and the ability to bend 10mm stainless steel to ensure optimum strength for TIDAL’s frames.
Designers can customise TIDAL choosing from a range of powder coat and feet colours and a customised seat cushion with a core of outdoor foam, can be upholstered in an array of high performance outdoor fabrics. The TIDAL collection, which is already set to expand, offers designers furniture solutions for a wide variety of outdoor and indoor spaces.