Extend your Indoor Comfort to Outdoor

Extend your Indoor Comfort to Outdoor

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Article by Alan Chiu,

Managing Director of Zzue Creation
23 August 2021
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We used to separate the usage of the indoor and outdoor environments. Due to the limitation of COVID-19, we have had a lack of holidays and travels in the last 2 years. Interestingly, we discovered that some of us treat our home as a holiday house.
Empowered by this interesting rationale, there is a new trend of people trying to extend the cosy mood tone and usage from indoor to outdoor.

When setting up an outdoor space, you should first consider what you’ll mostly be doing in the space – lounging around, chilling, relaxing, entertaining, or maybe you’d like to accommodate several functions. Giving some thought to how you’d like to use your outdoor space will help you establish the type of furniture you’ll need – for example, comfy loungers, rugs or swings.

[Essenza Double Lounger with Canopy]
A natural harmony of lines and volumes characterizes the Essenza collection, a wide-ranging and versatile solution for furnishing, relaxing and living in the open air. The inserting of brushed steel details in the teak frame creates a distinctive fusion of technology and nature.

SWING PORCH
[Swing Porch]
The collaboration between Ethimo and Patrick Norguet has given rise to Swing, a collection of lounge and dining furniture with a dual structure: one an external metal layer, the other an internal layer made with slats of teak, the combination of which creates a balanced alternation of lines and materials. The collection, now an icon of outdoor living, is now all the more complete with its new circular footrests, meaning that outdoor living spaces have all they need, with an extra little place to sit.



ATLAS 002 OUTDOOR RUG (LARGE)
[Atlas 002 Outdoor Rug (Large)]
A collection of designer rugs with a contemporary taste that combines sobriety, refinement and naturalness; handmade on a frame, enhance the garden furniture and offer the outdoor performance of the highest level while maintaining a soft and elegant appearance. The ATLAS collection develops around patterns inspired by jacquard, with an exclusive but not intrusive geometric effect, which combines perfectly with the style of outdoor furniture of all collections, also thanks to elegant and unedited colour combinations.

August 24, 2021 — Zzue Creation
Your Complete Cooling Solution this Summer

Your Complete Cooling Solution this Summer


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Article by Alan Chiu,
Managing Director of Zzue Creation
25 June 2021
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Whilst summer days seem to be getting longer each year, we all dream of a portable cooling system which will make our outdoor living times more comfortable.
A misting system is a great solution as it is both effective and safe to our environment! There is now technology using centrifugal forces to generate fine mist rather than using high pressure pumps pushing water through nozzles—the latter method often causing blocked nozzles issues. 
Our Manvac A-4C Misting Towers are portable and, with one fill-up,  can produce fine mist for 8 hours, longer than any party will last!  The Towers can swing through 90 degrees and deliver mist up to 10 metres away, helping your guests enjoy themselves and not be bathed in sweat. 
 
Misting systems can also be provided as built-in options such as in our Bioclimatic pergolas from Gibus Italy. There are also wall mounted types and commercial grade misting systems from Zzue Creations.
We’re sure we will be able to provide you with best cooling solutions ever!
June 22, 2021 — Zzue Creation
Is teak outdoor furniture suitable for HK?

Is teak outdoor furniture suitable for HK?

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Article by Alan Chiu,

Managing Director of Zzue Creation
25 June 2021
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HK is a very harsh environment for outdoor furniture because of its huge variation in relative humidity, from single digits in the winter to nearly saturated humidity in the summer months.

 The naturally rich oil in teak helps to prohibit rotting and insect attacks. However, to prevent splitting and bending due to changes in humidity and temperature, careful selection of a healthy section of the tree and also the kiln drying progress which is followed after cutting the log, are also important.

The kiln drying progress can take weeks and the timber is placed in a huge 'oven' to remove moisture, thus making it dimensionally stable for making fine furniture. Although teak is said to have a naturally long-life cycle, correct maintenance is also necessary to yield the timber’s full potential and maintain its good looks.

Just Teak Shades
Teak, like many other timbers, will turn grey due to the effects of UV lights and air-borne contaminants. However, this dull colour can be easily removed by using a teak cleaning agent such as our 'Just Teak' teak cleaner. This is a water-based cleanser which can be applied with a brush to remove the dirt and grey patina. Following such cleaning the ‘Just Teak' teak brightener can be applied in the same way to bring out the golden tone of the timber again. Once the furniture is completely dried out, 2-3 coats of ‘Just Teak’ teak protector can be applied to seal the timber surface for many seasons to come. 
June 21, 2021 — Zzue Creation