ISSUE 41  |  Autumn Light

Shiny Happy Furniture from Melbourne

October 17, 2016 4:00 AM

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.”


Above: Photograph courtesy of Tait. 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); $1,440 AU (about $1,096 US).


Above: The Volley Dining Chair is $730 AU (about $556 US).


Above: Tait’s powder-coated steel Softline Planters feature hidden casters for easy portability. Prices range from $980 to $1,150 AU ($746 to $876 US) depending on size.


Above: Good One Stools, of powder-coated steel, designed by Alastair Keating, are $390 AU apiece (about $297 US).

Still on the hunt for the perfect furniture for your outdoor living space? See 115 posts on Outdoor Furniture.

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N.B.: This is an update of a post published July 23, 2013.