Elevate your summer escapades by packing only the essentials: lightweight and practical items. Whether you're heading to the beach or exploring on your bike, opt for easily portable gear that won't weigh you down. When form meets function, your summer experiences become even more delightful and memorable!
THE BEST THING ABOUT SUMMER is those lingering days that seem to last forever when time loses its grip on us. It's a season brimming with opportunities for adventure: how about a summer trip to a familiar favorite spot or a brand-new destination you've never visited before? Whether strolling, pedaling, or sailing, fill your backpack with the most exciting gear.
This Design Stories column provides answers to some recurring questions from our customers, which may be helpful and inspirational to others, as well. We have recruited Miina Lindblad from Finnish Design Shop’s customer service team to answer your conundrums.
1. I'm in search of a foldable sun lounger for my beach adventures. Do you have anything like that?
Yes, there are many different options! My absolute favorite is Skargaarden's H55 easy chair, made of teak and canvas, which looks like it could be placed in the prime position of your home as well. Other highly portable models include Skagerak's Steamer deck chair and Fermob's Bistro Metal chair. Our online store has a separate section for folding furniture so the selection is easy to browse.
For those looking for maximum comfort, I recommend Fatboy's Lamzac L air lounger or Lamzac O lounge chair, which are easy to inflate in no time at all. Whereas to those who love spending time in the water, I suggest Fatboy's floating Floatzac bean bag. Both of Fatboy's Lamzac products come with a convenient carry bag. Those sensitive to the sun, as well as the little ones in the family, can enjoy beach life in the shade of Fatboy's Miasun beach tent while digging their feet in the warm sand.
2. Oh, you have bicycles, too! Can other bike models or accessories by Pelago Bicycles also be purchased through Finnish Design Shop?
You can order all Pelago bicycles currently in production through us. At the moment, our selection only includes the most popular models, so if you are looking for a bike designed for more active or off-road use, please contact our customer service. We will gladly assist you in purchasing the perfect bike to match your needs! Baskets, racks, and other accessories to enhance your cycling experience can be ordered from our online store right away. With a Pelago bicycle, you can embark on your beachside cruises and summer adventures with a hint of style.
3. Can the Excel outdoor shower be installed on a wooden patio?
Yes, the Excel outdoor shower can be installed on a wooden patio as well as directly on the ground. The product comes with comprehensive installation instructions, which can also be viewed on the manufacturer's website before making the decision to purchase. If you do not have access to hot water outdoors, you can get a slightly longer garden hose and use the sun as a heat source. However, please remember that water that has been standing for a long time should not be used for safety reasons. If you wish to place the head of the outdoor shower higher or lower than the standard set allows, please contact our customer service so that we can order you suitable accessories for customizing the product.
Miina Lindblad works as a design sales representative in Finnish Design Shop’s Customer Service team. She is currently renovating an almost hundred-year-old house, and the interior seamlessly combines the new and the old. Miina’s newest design treasure is Vitra’s chrome Wire Chair, which fits perfectly into the atmosphere of the old house.
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Text: Miina Lindblad Illustration: Evi Rinkinen