Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes


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First Reveal: The New Outdoor Collection

Coco Republic evokes the beauty of the rugged yet breathtaking Californian coast with the new Outdoor collection for 2020-21. An abundance of new designs available this August draw from natural surrounds, from hilltops to desertscapes and endless beachfronts, to deliver pieces that are perfectly relaxed and always guest ready.

In what is an exciting time at Coco Republic, the new collections coincide with the opening of four new showrooms including three stand-alone outdoor showrooms at Moore Park in Sydney, Fortitude Valley in Brisbane and Richmond in Melbourne.

Designed and sourced by Coco Republic designer and co-owner Anthony Spon-Smith, the new arrivals enhance the outdoor lifestyle we live and enjoy across Australia and New Zealand. Continuing a play on texture and material, this year’s new collections are exquisitely crafted with handcrafted teak, woven rope detail, concrete and steel. All upholstery used in all collections are made in high quality sunproof olefin for durability.

Available online from 1 August with the collections landing in store throughout the month, new collections include seating, sunlounges, dining chairs and tables, a fire pit and log holder, planters, rugs, umbrellas and cushions. Some of the collections also include bar trolley’s, coffee and side tables completing our outdoor entertaining spaces. 2020 also finds the introduction of a log holder and fire pit, the perfect addition for outdoor get together’s under the night sky.

View Outdoor 2020 Collection highlights:


Inspired by the minimalist elegance of Norther European coastal lifestyles, the Malmo Outdoor Collection features a Sofa and Lounge chair with slender powdercoated steel frame, a tightly woven seat base and wrapped arm detailing. Offering a light touch of contemporary design, Malmo has a sleek aesthetic that will complement both modern and traditional outdoor spaces. Also included is the Malmo outdoor bar trolley, the essential entertaining accessory for our outdoor spaces.


The Penthurst Collection delivers a classic, yet clean and contemporary shape handcrafted from teak with smooth finishing and turned timber detailing. The arms feature a classic curve that honours past furniture of Western Europe whilst adding an elegant aesthetic to any outdoor space.


Taking cues from renowned designer, Pierre Jeanneret, the Claude Collection plays with angles and neat simplicity to ensure heritage is honoured whilst presenting a contemporary form of sofa and occasional chair. Made in handcrafted teak, the sculptural frame features woven rope to create contrast and texture.


The Isola Collection offers scale and luxury in its form and features a clean silhouette that is driven by comfort and contemporary styling. The Isola Sofa and Occasional chairs combines a robust aluminium frame with high-quality sunproof olefin cushions creating one show-stopping outdoor setting.


Recalling the clean lines, dynamic angles and spare silhouettes of modern architecture, the Bari Collection pairs a sleek open frame of handcrafted teak with insets of premium woven rope to achieve a dynamic aesthetic. Distinctive features within Bari include the sharpness of the arm’s pitch and the striking kick of the leg.


The new Pali Collection takes inspiration from the striking rugged cliffs of California. A sleek angular frame of handcrafted teak is offset by woven detailing to create a modern outdoor aesthetic.

Outdoor Coffee Tables:

The new Riverstone Concrete Coffee Table takes cues from gently tumbled stone formations. Made form a natural composite concrete with an acrylic finish for longevity, this coffee table is a minimalistic yet sophisticated piece. The Balerno Outdoor Coffee Table is adapted from an indoor design house favourite yet the outdoor piece feature’s a polished concrete top.

Outdoor Dining Tables and Dining Chairs:

The Abbott Concrete Outdoor Dining table is an edgy yet warm piece, sure to provide a statement to any outdoor space. Featuring a robust presentation of solid composite concrete the dining top appears like its floating within the space. Paired together with new stackable dining chairs such as the new Sierra, Cuba or Marco, this setting is destined to provide one stunning outdoor dining spot.

Odessa Log Holder & Gio Fire Pit:

The new Gio Outdoor Fire Pit is a striking, architectural-inspired fire pit constructed from a cast steel bowl set atop a geometric concrete stand. With a blackened, matte finish and a sculptural profile, the Gio Outdoor Fire Pit’s steel bowl will continually weather with use, giving it a beautiful rusted finish.

Sitting comfortably alongside is the new Odessa Log Holder which is constructed from geometric powdercoated steel set atop a concrete plinth. With a blackened, matte finish and a sculptural profile, both the Gio Outdoor Fire Pit and the Odessa Log holder are sure to set our outdoor areas on fire with their strong-featured beauty.


Millie Stein