ISSUE 82  |  Dog Days of Summer

Shiny Happy Furniture from Melbourne

July 23, 2013 3:00 PM

BY Julie Carlson

Possibly the cheeriest patio pieces we’ve seen yet: indoor/outdoor furniture from Melbourne-based Tait, made for “all the brilliant weather that Australia can throw at it.”

Owned by husband and wife team, Gordon and Susan Tait, the Melbourne-based outfit manufactures all pieces in the company’s factory in Thornbury and “sources local materials and commissions artisans as needed.”

Tait has locations in Melbourne and Sydney; for more information, go to Tait.


Above: Designed by Adam Goodrum, the Valley Rocker features a zinc-plated steel frame, mesh seat panel, and rope handles (it’s available in a range of powder-coated colors).


Above: The Valley Dining Chair.


Above: Tait’s powder-coated steel Softline Planters feature hidden casters for easy portability.


Above: Good One Table and Stools, of powder-coated steel, designed by Alastair Keating.


Above: The Good One Stools feature a punched-out cross detail.


Above: The Good One Stools are available in a range of colors.



Above: Gordon Tait in his newly opened Sydney showroom; photo by Michael Wee via HomeLife.

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