Alexander Rose Portofino
The Portofino collection was introduced by Alexander Rose in 2012. This new furniture collection made of wire mesh combined with tubular steel was inspired by the curvaceous lines and ergonomic comfort of the Ocean Range. The design challenge was to transform the shapes of the Ocean furniture range into a steel tube and wire mesh fused form. This was a great technical achievement which has given the Portofino range a whole new character of its own, with its impressive diamond mesh pattern and elegant two tone cushions.
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Portofino furniture will look great in any setting and for the 2014 season new models have been introduced in the form of Textilene and Wicker chairs, together with extending and stone top tables, offering a wide choice of material combinations for alfresco dining.
Practical and easy to maintain, the Alexander Rose Portofino range blends comfortably into any surroundings. Precision is the hallmark of this collection and this is shown in the way the mesh and structure compliment each other.
Mesh & Frames
The mild steel begins with a phosphate treatment to prevent rust. Next is a cathodic dip where a layer of primer is evenly applied, followed by a metallic grey powder coating resulting in a stylish finish.
Textilene is a tough synthetic fabric made of PVC coated polyester. It has specially formulated yarns that withstand UV fading, mildew and severe weather conditions. The textilene is used on the new armchair.
Portofino weave is handcrafted in a traditional style with a two-tone 7mm flat weave. The grey fibres compliment the metallic grey table frames giving it a modern feel. The weave is used on the new armchair.
The stone top is made from compact fibreglass cement, finished with a highly resilient granite effect coating, which is UV and weather resistant. It requires minimal maintenance.
The contemporary Portofino cushions are reversible, allowing you to choose from a decorative grey pattern or a stylish solid grey. The cushions are made from polyester with a comfortable foam filling. They are secured using the ties located on the corners of the cushion.
The Alexander Rose Portofino range is built from mild steel, treated with two layers of powder coating for a smooth and metallic finish. The Portofino range has one layer of rust protection, a layer of primer and two layers of powder coating treatment. All these treatments result in a silver grey finish that is weather resistant.
Powder coating the frames twice provides an effective layer of skin for the furniture, protecting it against small scratches. Portofino frames and cushions require minimal maintenance, and can be cleaned with a damp cloth and mild detergent. Do not use abrasive cleaners or bleach. All Portofino items have a 3 year warranty against surface corrosion.