Eye of the Day has something new. French, but not Anduze pottery. Beautiful colors, but not Gladding McBean containers. Great for the outdoor lifestyle, but having nothing to do with fountains. We just received shipment of French bistro tables, chairs and benches to add to our already expansive collection of garden pottery and garden accessories from France, Italy, Greece and the U.S.
Folding outdoor furniture was developed at the end of the nineteenth century and was popular among sidewalk lemonade sellers of the day because it was easy to pick up and pack away, allowing the peripatetic merchants to avoid paying a license for a permanent address.
The bistro, or “Simplex” chair was patented in1889 by Eduouard Lecler. The infamous Montmartre artist district in Paris has contributed immensely to this chair’s Parisian mark on French garden and outdoor furniture: oh, the Parisian painter, his easel and canvas, baguette and wine, and that chair. And its typically French style has won fans in Times Square and Bryant Park in New York City, too.
Eye of the Day is going French for your patio as well as your garden. Not only do we have bistro tables in four sizes to go along with the classic chair, but also some small people sets and matching benches for your patio, you provide the escargot. The colors are astounding: Chili, Verbena, Poppy Red, Fjord Blue, Paprika, Plum, Lemon, Willow Green. Definitely something for everyone. We are excited to have the French tables and chairs arrive in time to accompany us to our first pop-up store at the Stanford Shopping Center June 14 – July 14, so if you can’t make it to Carpinteria to see them, catch up with Eye of the Day in Palo Alto.