Thursday, September 29, 2016

That Little Bag

Have you ever noticed that Suniture center-pole umbrellas come with a little bag? This little bag is purposely made. It hangs on the pin when an umbrella is opened and  serves a very important role in keeping the marine-grade cord tidy.

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The cord bag

However, we have learned that guests like putting small items in them (keys, cards, phones, wallets) when they are hanging about the pool or the beach. Some of them even taken these little bags home.

If your umbrellas are missing this little bag, worry not. You can order them separately. You can even order more so you have stock for guests to take home as a souvenir of the great time and service they experienced at your property. We can have these bags printed with your logo if you prefer.

This is one of the little details the Suniture team has thought of to better help you maintain the umbrellas you bought from us and also help promote your brand.

For more information and other inquiries on solutions we can provide, do not hesitate to send us an email at

Monday, August 29, 2016

Sala Resort, Samui, Thailand

We were privileged to have the opportunity to visit this lovely resort on Koh Samui, Thailand at sunrise.

It was a beautiful day and the photos turned out lovely. See more of this property in Suniture Ideas, a publication that will be first available at the Food & Hotel Thailand from September 7-10, 2016.

Register now and see us at Booth E21.

Sala Samui Beachfront Umbrellas
Ireland umbrellas and cushions line the beach front

The adult pool is nestled among cabanas and daybed

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The fun pool is near the restaurant

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

See us at Booth E21 at Food & Hotel Thailand 2016

We have exciting news!

Next month, we will be showcasing some pieces from one of our latest brochures, the Country Garden Collection at Food & Hotel Thailand 2016 happening from September 7 - 10. We will be at Booth E21 (Hall 104) of the Bangkok International Convention Centre (BITEC).

Models making their debut include the Sydney modular sofa made with outdoor wicker fiber and recycled teak wood, the Davos steel sunlounger, and the very chic outdoor carver easy chair.

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Sydney modular sofa
Davos wheel lounger, ALU COS, STL-MSH COS, PN3544D
The Davos Sunlounger

Carver easy chair
Carver Easy Chair

Check out the full brochure of this collection below.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Hospitality Placemats 2016-2017

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With over a dozen colors, you'll find a color for your requirement

It is time to make that switch.

We are pleased to announce our new collection of hospitality-grade placemats. Stain-resistant and easy to clean, these placemats are infused with Microban® antimicrobial technology for protection that lasts a lifetime.

Microban protection explained
Watch this video more information on Microban® 

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hospitality placemats

They come in L44 x 31 cm but we are also able to offer custom-sizes, with no minimum quantities.

Download the brochure or email us at today for more information. 

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Asira Boutique Hotel, Hua Hin, Thailand

Asira Boutique Hotel
Image from Asira Boutique Hotel Facebook Page
This fabulous boutique hotel in Hua Hin, Thailand is beautifully furnished with our products from reception to the dining and pool areas.

A 20-minute walk from Hua Hin Night market, this boutique hotel is a mix of tastefully designed villas and rooms.

Asira Reception
Our sofas complement the contemporary design of the reception area

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Inside the reception Area

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Sunloungers and umbrellas in the pool area
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Daybeds for lounging or casual dining
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We provided the custom-made cushions and pillows 
Did you like this project? Arrange a meeting with any of our sales representatives to discuss options for your property by sending an email to

Monday, May 23, 2016

Water Repellents For Fabric

According to an article printed by Powerboats in May 2004, 303 Fabric Guard outdoes old favorite, Scotch Gard Heavy Duty, for about the same price (ReviveX is another top performer, but costs a lot per ounce).

We all know that breathable material that keeps out water but allows air to circulate is best for helm covers, awnings, hatch covers, ditty bags, seat cushions, bimini tops, boatswain's chairs, life jackets, stowage bags—the list goes on. The catch is that, being prone to mildew, grime, spiders, mold, stains, moths, water marks, and lady bugs, these fabrics get to looking something awful if not cleaned regularly.


They also lose their water repellency, partly from wear but also due to the ravages of the sun.

So these fabrics need both washing and re-coating with some kind of water repellent.

The article goes on to say that best thing to do is to not let the fabric get filthy to begin with. With good water repellency, most fabric is easy to keep clean. A very light scrubbing and good rinse does the job. Then, restore the water repellency.

This 2004 report had to do with commonly available products used to provide or restore water repellency. The one most familiar is 3M's Scotch Gard. Powerboat Reports collected 13 products, a sizeable sampling, from chandleries, hardware stores, camping stores, and on the Web. Check the chart below for the names.

The report included two products that contain silicone—Granger's Fabsil and Nikwax (a spray
wax) Such sprays and liquids (along with plain old wax) are often used for tents, tarps, and other camping canvas. But silicone is an oil. It yellows with age and, because it never really dries, attracts dirt and is very difficult to clean when it gets dirty. (You can check by placing drops of both plain water and a silicone product on a bit of treated fabric. The water will bead up; the oil in the silicone will soak in and spread.)

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In the table above, at the final five-day checkpoint, the Scotch Gard Heavy Duty had given up all its water. Making the final cut were ReviveX (the product that had leaked so severely in the beginning), Kel Water, and Stain Repellent (this was the version without silicone; there is also a version called "Shield" that contains silicone), and 303 Fabric Guard, which not only lost the least water in the "standard" part of the test, but is priced in line with the Kel and Scotch Gard Heavy Duty. 303 was the winner.

To request a full copy of the article, please write us at

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Tips for Styling an Outdoor Event

Suniture was one of the honored sponsors of the successful King's Day Celebration party at the Netherlands Embassy in Bangkok on April 30. The program started at 3 pm in the afternoon and was well attended.

Umbrellas, outdoor sofas, sunbuns and director chairs were some of the Suniture items 
The guests who came in wearing orange included students, travelers, business people, and representatives of the government and media. Dancing continued until late to the beats of DJ Bart Vandam and the Walrus Band. Guests enjoyed cold Dutch beer, ice-cream, 'stroopwafels' and other (Dutch) delights while lounging around the Suniture-furnished grounds.

The venue was packed but comfortable*

Thinking about holding an outdoor event? Do take note of the following. 

1. If you are going to invest in new furniture with the consideration of using them for events, consider a neutral palette. A neutral palette will allow you to adapt a color theme for events with just new pillow covers (so you don't have to purchase new pillows), Phifertex placemats, fabric swags, and other smaller decorative accessories.

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White furniture is always a safe option, so is teak wood
Black and greys are also considered neutral

Read on How to Create and Style an Outdoor Living Area.

2. Choose a theme. Once you have the date and venue locked, choose a theme. Themes include colors and motifs to tie the rest of the event together. In the case of King's Day, the obvious choices were orange, it being the Dutch national color and the Dutch flag.

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Dutch-themed Latifa sunbuns

TIP: During the event, themed accessories specially purchased can be raffled off like the flag-themed sunbuns. Raffle items can also include umbrellas and pillow sets.

Congratulations to the new owners of the Sunbuns*

3. Plan with the guests and program in mind. For outdoor events, it is important to provide shade and rain-protection to ensure that guests can enjoy the venue rain or shine. If you already have existing Suniture umbrellas, you can move them temporarily into clusters to designate areas. If your event spills into the evening, do not forget lighting!

Lights can be aesthetic and/or functional*

Our Buru umbrellas can come with built in LED lights so if you are considering to upgrade umbrellas, the Buru range is a great option. They can be used for normal operations as well as special events.

Buru with LED
Notice the LED lights under the Buru umbrellas
See more photos of Buru projects with LED-lights here.

Consider investing in a Lounger that can be set-up and stowed away after. Stickers can be printed for the cover, which is an inexpensive way of keeping it as part of the theme.
The Lounger is easy to set-up and dismantle
*Image courtesy of the Netherlands Embassy Facebook Page