14th September 2011

Tack för din fina blogg!

Strange title for some news you may think - but it's actually Swedish "Thankyou for your lovely Blog"! We recently sent a pair of our super spacious Wideboy deckchairs to a customer in Sweden - and she loves them so much she's written a little blog entry about them! We've included a little screengrab below, but you can read the whole thing by clicking here. Even if you aren't fluent in Swedish she has taken some great pictures of the chairs. Thanks again!

2nd July 2011

Embroidered Logos Now Available

Below you can see an example of a new string to to our branding bow - custom embroidery! This can be applied to the front, back or both sides of the sling. Add a touch of class to any event or location!

As mentioned previously, putting your brand on our deckchairs for use at events and festivals is an effective, high impact way of getting your message across to potential customers. The Branded Deckchair section of our site has many examples of the different work we have done for our customers!

29th June 2011

"Naughty-Cool" Deckchair Range Launched

We are pleased to introduce a new range of nautical-themed deckchairs inspired by life at sea. These four bold and striking designs mark the first collaborative output between the pattern makers of Caxton Rhode and craftsmen of Southsea Deckchairs.

Caxton Rhode create traditionally hand crafted patterns and designs using the contemporary tools of today. Creative Director, Rob Bartlett, who is usually found surrounded by more floral arrangements, could not resist the opportunity to partner with Southsea Deckchairs for this playfully original range. Rob comments:

"I approached Stephen & Roma in March 2011 with the idea of creating a fun and and slightly cheeky collection of chairs. Luckily, they loved all of my designs,  just as much as I loved the quality and build of their products. It really is an extremely exciting prospect to be working with a Great British maker on such an iconic product."

Each deckchairs combines a dye-sublimated 500g artists canvas (for weather resistance and colour-lasting strength), sewn to a sustainable and durable, teak oil treated hardwood frame. The standard dimensions for each chair is width: 60cm, height: 105.5cm, depth: 102.5cm, seat height: 43cm. Each chair has been lovingly produced in the UK by Southsea Deckchairs in Portsmouth.

To view this exciting new range of chairs, please click here and scroll to the bottom of the page.

1st September 2009

Southsea Deck Your Chairs

Senior Lecturer Claire Sambrook from Portsmouth University has organised 'Southsea Deck your Chairs' A traveling art exhibition made up of 25 customized deckchairs, 

The University of Portsmouth collaborated with local artists and art students over the Summer 2009 to create modern versions of Deckchairs. 25 designs were created and toured around Portsmouth and Southsea. The Deckchairs were for sale at £80 and gave locals and visitors a chance to 'own a piece of Southsea.' 

Venues included Aspex, Knight & Lee, Debenhams, Cascades, Bellamy’s Antiques, Parmiter’s Antiques, Garbo’s, Bored Skate Shop, Mary Rose Museum, Guildhall, Seafront, Old Portsmouth, Gunwharf, Roundabout, Eastney, Fratton and Albert Road. The Deckchairs were also part of the Free Art and Live Paint event at Southsea Skatepark, Hilsea Lido Heritage Weekend, Southsea Fest and I Love Albert Road Day.

All of the artists worked to a strict timeline and had to conform to the Deckchair dimensions. For each artist the project has been an enormous success and they have all enjoyed the process and exposure. 

Project Aims have included: 
1. Raising awareness of Southsea Seafront by showcasing Deckchairs around the city, enabling this to be symbolic of the venue and give a sense of place. 
2. Highlight The University of Portsmouth and Portsmouth City Council supporting local creative talent, community liaison and at the same time promoting the work of university students.
3. Promoting Southsea as a creative haven rich in artistic and creative talent. 
4. Enabling students to collaborate, showcase best practice, build confidence, show an enterprising spirit and feel part of the creative movement in the city. 

Website to view all the Deckchairs: BIG thanks to all the artists and Fay Johnson, Barry Walker, Ian Parmiter, Debbie Parker, Tristan Savage and Strong Island, Tom and Gary from Bored, Billy and Jimmy from Garbo’s, Lorna Grady, Simon Claridge, Sarah Duckering, Mark Baker, Chris Richards, Jo Busnell, Lisa Eagan, Carl Downer, Dan Stubbs, BBC, The Portsmouth News, Stephen Baily, Kathy Wadsworth, David Evans and Rhoda Joseph.