How Furniture Designer Clima Weathers the Elements with Fetching Outdoor Wares

By Page Watkins | October 23, 2019 | Home & Real Estate

A new trend in outdoor furniture that is durable, sustainable and supremely chic.

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“Synthetic ropes are lightweight yet strong, so they’re great for everything from towing your boat to hammocks and outdoor furniture,” says Clima owner Phil Taormina.

Living in a permanent vacation destination has its perks. But the very elements that make Miami a tropical paradise (sunshine and salt water) can also be lethal to your outdoor decor. And if you don’t want to replace your entire patio set every year or settle for boring wicker (who does?), you’re in luck. High-end outdoor furniture retailer Clima provides pieces that are both durable and stylish. And according to Clima’s owner, Phil Taormina, the furniture you need by your pool right now should definitely be designed with nautical rope.

“It’s popular in tropical destinations because of its durability and resistance to salt, water, abrasion, acids, mildew and moisture,” explains Taormina. Take it a step further with mixed materials such as polyester and marine-grade rope blends that the high-end furniture industry has “welcomed with open arms,” he says. “It gives texture, which is very on-trend in outdoor furnishings for both furniture materials and fabrics.”

Not sure where to start? Clima allows you to create your own custom designs with brands like Tidelli, a Brazilian-based leader in outdoor rope furniture. “They offer around 40 colors with the ability to customize and combine them,” says Taormina. “Our clients love it.” 3650 N. Miami Ave., 305.576.8181



Photography by: TIDELLI OUTDOOR