5 Items That You Must Have for This Season

5 Items That You Must Have for This Season

Even though we are in summer, it is not too late to prepare yourself for this season.

The producers offer the variety of products for outdoor living from furniture, home accessories to swimwear, swimming equipment and so on. There are a few items that I consider as obligatory, for your summer destinations.

I made a choice of this item for you.

1.Outdoor seating: Simple, elegant and comfortable

Items from Valentina collection are ideal for enjoying the outdoors as they are lightweight, simple, easy to handle and with possibilities for endless combination.

Valentina armchair designed by Alejandra Gandía-Blasco Lloret for DIABLA by GANDIABLASCO
Valentina armchair designed by Alejandra Gandía-Blasco Lloret for DIABLA by GANDIABLASCO

You can use a two-seater sofa or armchair depending on your space available. Both or their combination will provide exceptional comfort to the user. The sofa is with just two cushions and minimalist lightweight structure of thermo-lacquered steel rods.

The product is completely adapted to outdoor use: the cushions are made from a special outdoor waterproof fabric and the covers can be removed. This means that they can be washed easily or that they can be changed for a set of covers in another colour from offered range.

You can personalize the product combining colours for structure and cushions to create your own colour composition.

Valentina Sofa designed by Alejandra Gandía-Blasco Lloret for DIABLA by GANDIABLASCO
Valentina Sofa designed by Alejandra Gandía-Blasco Lloret for DIABLA by GANDIABLASCO

You can use this item to create a relaxing outdoor area wherever you want.

2.For shade: Parasol with character

Ensombra parasol designed by Odosdesign for GANDIABLASCO
Ensombra parasol designed by Odosdesign for GANDIABLASCO

During the summer you will need to make a shade in your garden, on the terrace or on the beach. Ensombra is very decorative parasol. It is easy to handle as the simple system enable opening and closing over a single slat. It is made from a base of galvanized steel and a stainless steel thermo-lacquered shaft in different colours. The slats on the shade itself are strips of a phenolic board that you can adjust depending on the amount of light and shade you want.

Ensombra is very decorative parasol that will transform your outdoor space.

Ensombra parasol designed by Odosdesign for GANDIABLASCO
Ensombra parasol designed by Odosdesign for GANDIABLASCO

3. Water bottle as the design detail

During the summer we need water more than ever. La Siesta is a water jug with a 1.2-litre capacity with the thermo-lacquered finish, handmade in the traditional Spanish way.

La Siesta designed by Raky Martínez, Alberto Martínez and Héctor Serrano  for DIABLA by GANDIABLASCO
La Siesta designed by Raky Martínez, Alberto Martínez and Héctor Serrano for DIABLA by GANDIABLASCO

It came about as a fusion between the shape of a plastic bottle and that of an earthenware drinking jug, an object of Spanish traditional popular culture that is used as a container and dispenser that keeps water cool ( but does not cool the water) without the need for refrigeration. An iconic object that conveys the spirit of the Mediterranean, humorously reconsidered by its creators.

La Siesta is a fun design because, like the traditional earthenware drinking jug, in order to drink from it you have to use the spout (the outlet with the smallest hole), raising the jug and tilting it towards your head and catching the stream of water in the air.

La Siesta designed by Raky Martínez, Alberto Martínez and Héctor Serrano  for DIABLA by GANDIABLASCO
La Siesta designed by Raky Martínez, Alberto Martínez and Héctor Serrano for DIABLA by GANDIABLASCO

When not in use, it will confirm your design taste.

4. Swimwear: Elegance is always in fashion

We start to dream about swimwear even during winter time. In summer the choice of equipment for swimming is abundant and it is difficult to make the right choice. Printed Black swimsuit with Figure-flattering design and the bold print at the front might be the best solution. This chic piece will motivate you to enjoy warm summer.

Item number 31 71 051 by Madeleine
Item number 31 71 051 by Madeleine

5.Swiming equipment, unique design

VICTOR BEACH TOWEL, Missoni
VICTOR BEACH TOWEL, Missoni

The mandatory piece of equipment for swimming is the beach towel. VICTOR BEACH TOWEL is in cotton terry velour with multicoloured macro chevron design.

Missoni recognizable motif fits easily with the monochrome swimsuit in different colours (black, red..)

VICTOR BEACH TOWEL-detail, Missoni
VICTOR BEACH TOWEL-detail, Missoni

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