April 24, 2020
Party furniture hire for sunny days: reminiscing in the lockdown sunshine!
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the UK has now been in lockdown for just over a month, with a minimum of another two weeks to go. With much uncertainty over when social gatherings will be permitted again, and the ‘stay home’ message still very much in force, the Rio Lounge office team continue to operate remotely. This time of year would usually be the start of our busy events season and it’s fair to say we are all missing that buzz right now! Of course, under normal circumstances, our garden party furniture hire would start to fly out of the warehouse. Sadly that’s not possible right now. So, instead we look back and reflect, taking a closer look at just a few of our most iconic outdoor furniture products, pictured at past events.
Enjoying the sunshine
It’s just as well that the weather has been gorgeous and April showers have stayed away. We’ve seen the UK experience the warmest, driest April in 300 years, the sunshine has really lifted our mood; spending time outdoors in our gardens or just walking in the park surrounded by birdsong and blue skies. Temperatures reached a sizzling 27 degrees in some parts of the country! With nights gradually getting lighter, it’s been possible to enjoy sunshine until 8.30pm on some evenings. Even better if you’re lucky enough to have some beautiful outdoor furniture and a patio heater or two – stay outside as late as you like!
Our signature rattan sofas – The ‘Marrakesh’ range
The ‘Marrakesh’ rattan sofa set holds a special place in our hearts; it’s our number one most popular product and is at the very core of the Rio Lounge signature look. Available in both white and black, these five-piece low modular sofas can be arranged any way you like. They even come complete with a matching table so you won’t need to hire separate ones. Their versatility is endless! Hire them to add a touch of Ibizan white party chic to a garden gathering; or simple understated elegance to an outdoor VIP lounge. Although they’re hard-wearing and can withstand showers, they look just as good indoors if you need a Plan B! Keep the look simple with pure white accessories, such as our scatter cushions, poufs and ottomans. Or opt for clashing brights or metallics – the choice is yours!
Elegant curves – our beautiful Bulgari range
The Bulgari came on the scene a little later than the signature Marrakesh, but my….what a beauty she is! Never failing to create a talking point at any event, this stunning piece of party furniture hire has become one of Rio Lounge’s rising stars over the past few years. Similar to her more angular sister, the Bulgari is modular in design. So you can arrange the sections in a semicircle or split them up to create smaller sofas. Also available in both white and black, this is another truly versatile piece which looks great at any event; from a small garden party at home (left) to a VIP hospitality zone at a major sporting event (right).
The ultimate chilled outdoor party furniture hire – our decadent daybeds
Let’s face it: when you’ve been partying hard, sometimes, you need more than a sit down! Our range of daybeds for hire allow you and your guests the luxury of complete relaxation. The collection has something to suit every taste and budget, from contemporary style ergonomic rattan sun loungers to luxurious four-poster styles.
However, when you need a look that is opulent and luxurious, you can’t possibly go wrong with our four poster style, the Antibes. With its optional voile drapes, you can lie back and imagine you’re drifting off on your own private beach. Customers hire them for festivals, VIP lounges, parties, club nights and more!
Our local hero Captain Tom walks for the NHS
While we are on the subject of enjoying the great outdoors, it has been wonderful to see WWII veteran Captain Tom Moore walking in his garden to raise millions for NHS charities. With an initial goal of raising £1000, he decided to walk 100 laps of his garden just prior to his 100th birthday. Thanks to the powers of social media, his story spread quickly, capturing the hearts of the nation, and the rest is history! At the time of writing, his total fundraising stands at £28.5m, but is rising every minute.
Born in Yorkshire, Captain Tom now lives in Marston Moretaine in Bedfordshire, and is therefore very local to us. The Rio Lounge furniture hire team would like to wish him a very happy 100th birthday for next week, and to congratulate him on his admirable efforts. Many of us have already donated to his very worthy cause, but if you haven’t yet done so and wish to offer your support, you may do so by clicking here.
Remember, we are still here, issuing furniture hire quotes and taking calls, albeit remotely. Call us on 0845 46 77483 or send us an email.