15th May 2013

Sit To Make A Stand - The World Land Trust Deckchair Collection

<p style="margin-left:40px"><em>Canvas by Shahnaz Nazimuddeen. <a href="" target="_blank">See the whole range at House & Garden</a>.</em></p> <p style="margin-left:40px">International conservation charity, <strong><a href="" target="_blank">World Land Trust</a></strong> has produced a deckchair collection in collaboration with <strong><a href="" target="_blank">University of Southampton’s Winchester School of Art</a></strong> and <strong>Southsea Deckchairs. </strong>Each deckchair sold will enable World Land Trust to purchase and protect half an acre of threatened habitat forever. </p> <p style="margin-left:40px">The <strong><em>Sit to Make a Stand Collection</em></strong> of five designs, inspired by the Trust’s international conservation work, encourages people to take direct action for the environment. The collaboration will raise funds to save critically threatened tropical forests and the animals that depend upon them through the Trusts, <em>Buy an Acre</em> programme.</p> <p style="margin-left:40px">At times the rate at which the natural environment is being lost can seem unstoppable. But small gestures can achieve great things, and we don’t all have to be on the front line when it comes to saving the rainforest. The <strong><em>Sit to Make a Stand Collection</em></strong> is designed for the armchair activist who can relax in the sun, comfortable in the knowledge that each deckchair represents half an acre of biodiversity saved for ever.</p> <p style="margin-left:40px">Each deckchair represents one of five key <strong>World Land Trust</strong> projects including: Coral Reefs, designed by <strong>Sarah Lewry</strong>; Elephants, designed by <strong>Jessica Walsh</strong>; Orang-utans, designed by <strong>Shahnaz Binte Nazimuddeen</strong>; Big Cats, designed by <strong>Hannah Baker</strong> and Parrots, designed by <strong>Rachel Iball</strong>.</p> <p style="margin-left:40px"><strong>John Burton, CEO of World Land Trust</strong>, who pioneered the concept of selling rainforest acres to the public in the late 1980s, is delighted with this initiative saying, “What could be better than relaxing in a deckchair knowing that you have saved half an acre of threatened habitat for wildlife?” </p> <p style="margin-left:40px">Southsea Deckchairs have expertly produced the five chosen designs using sustainably sourced timber with PEFC accreditation. Deckchairs will go on sale from Summer 2013 at <strong>£150</strong>, right here at <a href="/products/chairs/the-southsea-deckchair:1/"></a> - keep checking back for more information!</p>

8th January 2013

Cornwall with Caroline Quentin

<p>Make sure you watch the new ITV1 documentary "Cornwall with Caroline Quentin" and see if you can spot Caroline relaxing in one of our Southsea Deckchairs.</p> <p>We think Caroline looks great, shown here enjoying the sunshine on Trevone Beach.</p> <p>The ten-part documentary commences on Monday, 7th January 2013.</p>

27th June 2012

Our the Olympics!

<p>We are delighted to have supplied the deckchairs for the Olympic Deckchairs project, which is part of <a href="" target="_blank">Weymouth and Portland Borough Council's</a> 2012 Public Art Commissioning Programme, part funded by <a href="" target="_blank">Arts Council England</a> for <a href="" target="_blank">London 2012.</a></p> <p>Three artists worked with local people to design the canvasses for 500 deckchairs that will be on show on Weymouth Esplanade throughout the Olympic Sailing Events. The pictures above are just a few from the <a href="" target="_blank">Tumblr Blog</a> set up to document the process of designing the chairs. For more information on the project, visit <a href="" target="_blank">Arts Council England's website</a>. We think they look great and are proud to be involved - amazing work all!!</p>

18th June 2012

Ever wondered what happens in our Factory?

<p>Well, we've taken a few shots so you can find out! Here are a small selection of a series we have put on our <a href="" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; -webkit-transition: color 300ms; transition: color 300ms; color: rgb(232, 0, 138); font-family: 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 16.799999237060547px;" target="_blank">Facebook page</a> - make sure you go and have a look at the whole set!</p>