Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Fermob Bistro

The recent spell of hot and sunny weather has made me start to think about a new, bigger garden table. French company Fermob manufacture a fine selection... my eye is on a folding table from the Bistro range.

The original 'Simplex' patent was registered in 1889 by Edouard Leclerc, and todays replicas are still made to the same specification but with the addition of modern technology and range of colours and finishes. The simple sturdy design was a hit with the bistro owners of the time, because they could be easily put away at closing time and meant that they could avoid paying rent for fixed terraces.

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