The fabrics used by Lafuma are chosen for their high resistance to abrasion, ultra-violet light, tearing and stretching. Most Lafuma fabric covers are removable and washable.
A synthetic woven fabric pioneered for use in furniture by Lafuma. Batyline is extremely strong and provides full support whilst remaining supple. The weave allows air and liquid to pass freely through it, whilst the synthetic nature of the fabric prevents any deterioration in humid atmospheres. Due to this fact, and also given its excellent UV resistance; antifungal treatment and open weave that does not return water; the Batyline fabric is particularly suitable for garden and pool side furniture. Batyline canvas is also very resistant to tearing, does not distort and is easy to maintain. Cleaning the fabric is simple, needing only a brush and soapy water, and it is also environmentally friendly - Oeko Tex label (fabric confidence - control of non-toxic substances)
Colours available - Ocean, Black, Havane, Lime, Ice Mint, Raspberry, Turquoise, Forest, Seigle, Mustard, Green, Coral, Citron, Blanc, Ecorce, Absinthe, Arctic, Croisette, Mimosa, Coquelicot, Azur, Aurore & Fraise
Batyline Natural retains all the qualities and characteristics of Batyline but with a more complex, denser weave. This tighter weave gives it a richer appearance. 2 thread - 1 thread weave.
Colours available - Ecume, Birch, Carbon ,Mocha, Kaolin & Ficelle
This smooth canvas is 100% polyester fibre and therefore very soft to the touch. Its main qualities are exceptional dimensional stability (it will not stretch or sag) and resistance to fading from UV light and rainwater, enhancing longevity. This canvas is particularly suitable for camping and picnic furniture. Airlon is easily maintained, marks and dust being quickly brushed off or removed with a damp cloth.
Colours available - Aloha & Hendaye
Lafuma padded canvasses are a 50/50 poly-cotton blend, making them very pleasant to the touch. Lafuma specify high-density foam for the padding filling, which is not only extremely comfortable and supportive, but complies with strict UK fire retardancy regulations. The padded models are available in a variety of elegant fabric designs that add a touch of colour and brightness.
Colours available - Navy, Outdoor, England & Marine
Inspired by the technology used in Lafuma's range of backpacks, the AIR COMFORT cushion is the result of lengthy research in our laboratories on seating comfort and the new indoor/outdoor furniture trends. Thanks to a combined use of 3 high tech layers of padding, the AIR COMFORT cushion does not retain water, promotes air circulation and is ultra-quick to dry. This fabric also offers unequalled comfort and is UV resistant.
Colours available - Acier
Lafuma uses materials and mechanisms that are simple and safe in all its furniture. Tubular steel and aluminum frames are chosen throughout the range due to their strength, versatility and modern look.
HLE STEEL TUBES
With an unbeatable strength to lightness ratio, High Level Elastic (HLE) tubular steel is the only choice for Lafuma's range of steel furniture. HLE steel is 15% lighter than other steels of the same strength but allows a good degree of flexibility. The sheer quality of the HLE steel allows Lafuma to create strong, smooth curves in the frames. HLE steel is not the cheapest but is ideal for use in furniture. The steel frames are painted externally for protection against the elements. This does not, however, eliminate the possibility of rust occurring, so steel frames should not be allowed to get wet.
The aluminum alloys used in our products have been carefully selected based on strict performance criteria. 5049, 5449 or 5086 aluminum is used depending on the product type. Alloy frames are lightweight, easy to handle and not susceptible to age or weather induced wear. For these reasons (and unlike cheaper alternatives), Lafuma's aluminum framed products have been shown to stand the test of time.