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Family-owned Tribù is an unerring authority on discreet yet luxurious outdoor furniture. In their vision, the best designs possess a casual, genuine simplicity. The varied and numerous collections do not make it easy to choose a favourite, yet the Pure collection has a special place in the heart of manager Lode De Cock. We are happy to explain exactly why.
Outdoor furniture today is not what it once was, and we mean that in the positive sense only. In the mid-1990s, the norm was that you could only furnish your garden with bulky, unaesthetic pieces that usually lacked elegance and comfort. That could and should change, Lode thought. In response, he put maximum effort into outdoor design with a minimalist look and sophisticated DNA. The Pure collection is a telling embodiment of this. Indeed, with these pieces, customers could be confident that they would experience the quality and luxury they were used to indoors, also outdoors. Yet the collection remains loyal to the idea of less being more. No overly conspicuous designs that scream, but timeless stayers that let you enjoy the best of the industry for years to come. The Pure pieces are not merely a reaction to the neglected design language of previous decades; they also have a second major asset. In outdoor furniture, for instance, functionality appeared to be too limited for a long time. Twenty years ago, for example, a lounger had only one function. Tribù decided to raise that bar. Why not have a lounger and sofa at the same time? In collaboration with designer Andrei Munteanu, they made this possible with the Pure Miami meridienne. Its modular nature means there are several options, as both as a sofa and a lounger, the design can more than count. An armchair and modular sofa were later added, and soon a new collection was born. The main advantage is undoubtedly the endless combinations with which you can arrange your terrace.
Tribù decided to raise the bar
The whole had to breathe purity and have a visual calmness. By turning the legs inwards, they created the illusion of a floating seat. In addition, the soft, deep cushions guarantee blissful sinking in. An added benefit is the option to customise them; a wide range of muted colours and textures has something for everyone. While the overall direction of the Pure collection is clearly modern and sleek, they leave nothing to be desired in terms of comfort. As Lode's influence in these designs is most evident across Tribù's entire range, he has a special connection with these pieces. His uncomplicated take on quality beauty, simplicity, and comfort combine to form the primary factor that continues to appeal to people. More than that, after 20 years, the original prototype is still the eye-catcher in Lode's own garden. If you are not quite sure where to start in Tribù's vast selection, the Pure line may be a good place to begin. The designs reflect like no other what CEO Lode himself values. Great functionality, minimalist elegance, and modern sophistication are the main ingredients that have guaranteed the collection's success for years. Images owned by Tribù