“We chose the Linear Table for its customisable size and finishes and the Tidal Chairs for their elegance.”
Inspired by Australia’s surf culture, Trent Jansen applied science to his design by researching wave formations and linear diagrams. Studying the energy and pull of spiralling water spouts as part of the creative process behind Tidal Dining Chair – an ultramodern outdoor dining chair – Jansen’s design intelligence is further evidenced in material selection, form and function.
Sturdy stainless-steel wire is expertly crafted into the gently undulating frames of the collection pieces. Tidal is a masterful intersection of raw material and a dynamic yet lithe aesthetic. Tidal is composed of Dining, Lounging and Occasional Tables providing a comprehensive series of options.
Porcelain and glass tabletop options and bespoke exterior grade upholstered cushioning for seating and lounging promise enduring outdoor comfort.
ELECTROPOLISHED STAINLESS STEEL
BANKSIA LEAF TEXTURED
BURGUNDY CLAY TEXTURED
CORE TEN TEXTURED
DEEP OCEAN TEXTURED
PALE EUCALYPT TEXTURED
TEAL SEA TEXTURED
WOODLAND GREY TEXTURED
“We chose the Linear Table for its customisable size and finishes and the Tidal Chairs for their elegance.”
The Tidal Collection design is based on the formation stages of a wave as it rolls toward the shore: The Tidal Sunlounge is the far out wave that slowly builds beyond the breakers. The Tidal Lounger is a curling wave at the place in the set where surfers usually lurk; and the Tidal Chair is the close-out that breaks on the sand. This collection makes use of the waves at the heart of Australian beachside culture and transforms these ephemeral forms, created by the tide and the sand, into sculptural, functional objects.
Trent Jansen grew up in Kiama, a small town on the south east coast of Australia. Following a period of study at the Industrial Design School of the University of Alberta in Canada, Trent graduated from the College of Fine Arts at the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Design.
In late 2004, Trent opened his own studio in Sydney where he continues to create honest and poetic sustainable design, developing pieces that aim to foster a lasting relationship with the user. Instead of a disposable object, the work becomes a lifelong companion. Accolades include the Melbourne Design 2016 Award for Best Product Design (Home & Garden), London Design Museum’s Designs of the Year Award and Idea’s Emerging Designer Award.
The holy grail of outdoor furniture manufacturing is finding those mystical materials that neither weather nor fade under the extreme conditions of the great Australian outdoors. At Tait, we will not rest in our quest to find them, but in the meantime, we will keep on using the most premium materials we have at our disposal and tell you how to keep them at their best.
Here at Tait, our purpose is simple. To make beautiful outdoor furniture that’s designed to last – at least – a lifetime. Our craft is combining high-performance materials, robust and durable enough to withstand the diverse Australian elements, with timeless, cutting-edge design in order to elevate the outdoor experience.
Put simply, Tait is where handmade, high-end design meets down-to-earth performance.
Like owning a luxury car, some TLC on your part will keep your Tait pieces ship shape, allowing them to weather and age gracefully over the seasons. The frequency of maintenance will vary depending on your personal standards and requirements as well as the environment in which the products live.
Careless handling, treatment or misuse of our products can result in damage and is not covered under our manufacturer’s warranty. Please refer to the materials and finishes relevant to your product as outlined.
The warranty does not cover damage from mishandling, misuse, physical or chemical abuse, by not following proper care and maintenance instructions, accidental damage, damage from chipping, cracking, impact damage or breaking due to customer abuse.
• The warranty does not cover fading or natural ageing of the timber, non-structural defects in the timber, naturally occurring timber features, surface and end checking, or lack of maintenance leading to an acceleration of any of these issues.
• The warranty does not cover corrosion originating from scratches or abrasions that result from general wear and tear and which cannot be removed via standard cleaning and maintenance processes.
• The warranty does not cover any occurrence of any detritus, organic or man-made matter settling on the product surface. The warranty excludes buildup of mineral deposits leaching from soils and fertilisers, should it occur on Tait’s planters. Nor does this warranty cover any product corrosion directly caused by aforementioned matter.
• The warranty does not cover minor corrosion spots at the weld joins: under table tops, bases and seat frames. These do not affect the structural integrity of the product and are a natural outcome of the material used.
• The warranty does not cover the corrosion of steel furniture and parts, including stainless steel, as a result of direct use in harsh seafront locations or in a confined, chlorinated environment.
• The warranty does not apply to normal wear and tear or natural fading of the materials used.
• The warranty does not apply to any variances in colour, shade or gloss level of finishes, stone tops and timbers.
• The warranty does not cover products that the customer decides they do not like following delivery, including to colour, fabric, timber or other opinions based on personal preference.
• Tait shall not be liable for, and specifically excludes, any claims caused directly or indirectly by any event or matter beyond its control, including incidental, consequential or contingent damages suffered as a result of the use of the furniture or a breach of this warranty either written or implied.
• All products purchased at a sale price are subject to the specific warranty conditions outlined on sale invoice.
• The warranty does not cover transportation costs for replacement parts and products or labour costs for repair. These costs may be charged at our discretion.
Wash regularly with warm soapy water and mild detergent using a soft cloth (in mild environments every 6 months). For commercial, industrial or marine environments we recommend monthly maintenance. Always rinse well with water, to remove any remaining detergent.
Avoid steam cleaning, pressure washing, abrasive cleansers, steel brushes/wools and cleaners containing chlorine. Avoid scratching the surface by dry dusting. Never use strong solvents to clean powder coated surfaces. Aggressive solvents such as turpentine, white spirits, thinners, citrus based cleaners, and other aggressive solvents are harmful to the extended life of the powder coated surface. Dull surfaces can be revived using car polish. Do not allow detritus, organic or man-made matter to settle on the product surface. We recommend removing any buildup of mineral deposits leaching from soils and fertilisers, should it occur on Tait’s planters.
Rough treatment of powder-coated furniture can result in chipping of the coated surface; this is not covered under warranty.
Most Tait products come with protective fittings – stacking glides, bumpers, socks/feet and glides. These aid protection against chipping and scratching. Powder coated stacking chairs are designed to be set in place gently.
Touch-up paint may be purchased on request. It is advisable to repair minor nicks and scratches as soon as they appear.
Powder coat is a decorative finish for indoor and outdoor use. While it assists with metal protection, it is not a corrosion protection in its own right. The components of Tait powder coated products are produced in either aluminium, stainless steel or mild steel.
The mild steel base materials are treated with two levels of pre-protection that guard against corrosion. The products are then powder coated to make the surface resistant to corrosion and suitable for use in exterior environments.
Minor corrosion spots at the weld joins – under table tops, bases and seat frames, may be evident on mild steel products. These do not affect the structural integrity of the product and are not covered by the Tait warranty.
Whilst every care is taken to provide the most suitable finish according to the use and the environment the product will be subjected to, Tait cannot guarantee this decorative finish against scratching, scuffing, chipping, fading or corrosion as a result of use in harsh seafront/extreme environments.
Tait offer a range of powder coat colours which offer excellent UV stability and are suitable for use in outdoor applications. Whilst powder coat offers excellent colour retention, natural fading is not covered under the Tait warranty. To ensure longevity of this finish please refer to the care and maintenance.
The warranty does not cover any occurrence of detritus, organic or man-made matter settling on the product surface. The warranty also excludes buildup of mineral deposits leaching from soils and fertilisers, should it occur on the surface of Tait’s planters. Nor does this warranty cover any product corrosion directly caused by aforementioned matter.
Stainless steel is the bee’s knees in terms of anti-corrosion, longevity and lower-than-low-maintenance. Here at Tait we use both electro and hand polished stainless steel and looking after it is a piece of cake.
-Wash your stainless pieces regularly with soapy water and a clean cloth
-If necessary, a Scotch-Brite pad and extra elbow grease will do no harm
-Use a non-abrasive cream cleaner or commercial cleaner for more stubborn marks
-Clean in one direction along the original polish lines
-Use steel wool or metallic scrapers
-Allow dirt to accumulate
A WORD ON TEA-STAINING
In a salty sea-air environ stainless steel can be prone to “tea-staining” (usually within 5km of the surf) recognisable by surface discolouration caused by a build-up of environmental elements.
Tea-staining is no cause for alarm as it is purely cosmetic and does not affect the structural integrity of the material. An electro-polished finish will reduce the occurrence of tea staining, but should it occur, it will clean right off with hot soapy water and a bit of elbow grease.
Careless handling, treatment or misuse of our products can result in damage and is not covered under our manufacturer’s warranty.
Tait provides a 5-year warranty on stainless steel framework against structural defects. The corrosion of stainless steel and steel parts due to use in a confined chlorinated environment or as a result of direct use in harsh seafront locations which are not covered under warranty. Tea staining will occur on Stainless Steel and is not covered by the Tait warranty.