In an unlikely change of career, ex professional footballer Bobby Dekeyser now makes beautiful rattan garden furniture for a living. He was once a player at FC Bayern Munich, the most successful club in German football history. But Dekeyser swapped goals for gazebos, after an injury forced him into early retirement from the beautiful game.
Today, Dekeyser’s company DEDON produces award-winning outdoor furniture. More like works of art, this deluxe seating is admired by the likes of Hollywood actor Brad Pitt. Moreover, bringing this rattan-to-riches story neatly around full circle, even Germany’s World Cup football team are fans.
Rattan Daybeds and Loungers
DEDON consistently bring luxury and sophistication out of the design labs and into the garden. The company’s speciality is designing high quality rattan daybeds and loungers. These pieces are both functional and truly wonderful to look at. Below are just a few of the amazing designs from this talented team.
Inspired by the improvised seating arrangements of the developing world, the Dala collection of rattan love seats, coffee tables and footstools are incredibly colourful and very distinctive.
Thanks to the unique and fun shape of this rattan beach chair, the Leaf is sure to turn heads at any hotel or spa resort. The single and double sized versions of this elegantly curved chair, along with a matching side table, come in a choice of java or seagrass coloured rattan weave.
Probably DEDON’s most famous piece of outdoor furniture to date. Nestrest is purpose built for relaxation and lounging. This cocoon-like rattan daybed boasts an appealing innerspace. Laden with plush cushions, this interior is supremely comfortable. The Nestrest can be easily hung from a tree branch or any other suitable support.
Now that’s a very interesting, if somewhat impractical, way to deliver garden furniture! “The designs of DEDON are unique, because they attest to depth of thought and originality. This creates immediately an emotional link,” says Richard Frinier, designer of the Orbit loveseat. “They are aesthetic, very complex and challenging in their production. This makes every piece a masterwork.”
The new Swingrest lounger by DEDON is perfect for hanging on a terrace, veranda or tree. The Swingrest comes with an optional fabric curtain cover to provide shade and privacy when you are relaxing outdoors. Available in a choice of natural or chalk coloured rattan weave.
Shop The Look
Sadly, not everybody has the budget of a Hollywood actor or professional footballer to spend on their garden furniture. If you are looking for more affordable alternatives to these luxury DEDON creations, White Stores have a great selection of rattan daybeds for you to choose from. Plus, we are currently offering up to 50% off selected garden furniture in our end of season sale.
Pear Daybed by Maze Rattan and White Stores – available in black or grey (£999)
Toronto Daybed by Maze Rattan and White Stores – available in black, brown or grey (£629)
Winchester Loveseat by Maze Rattan and White Stores (£499)