When it comes to living life outdoors, Singapore has a climate that is hard to beat. But whether you’re chilling with your partner and a cold glass of wine or throwing a barbecue for 20, when the sun goes down, the lights must come on.
Getting that light exactly where you need it, however, is not always so straightforward. That’s why the Balad portable lamps from Fermob are such a genius (and gorgeous) solution.
French brand Fermob is best known for its range of fun and colourful metal outdoor furniture which includes everything from bistro-style tables and chairs to sun loungers, sofas and even outdoor showers. Made from light metal alloy, all Fermob furniture gets a dose of protective, anti-corrosive treatment and UV resistant paint, which makes it ideal for use in extremely wet and humid conditions — perfect for our tropical isle — plus all materials are eco-friendly too. Head to online retailer Myselection.sg to check out the full collection, but don’t it leave it too long… all Fermob furniture is currently on special pre-order prices from now until 31 March, with over 120 models and 24 colours to choose from.
Here we venture a little further down the garden path with the Balad lamp collection. Let’s shine a light on seven reasons to check them out.
1. Use it anywhere
Super lightweight with an easy-carry handle, Balad lamps can be picked up and put down wherever you like, as often as you like. Perfect for your terrace at home, a barbecue at the beach or a Botanic Gardens picnic, they’ll light up your night every step of the way.
2. Fits any look
The Balad’s sleek design is so simple it will fit in any setting, indoors or out. Its smooth curves and flat bottomed-design make it equally at home on the floor or on a table top. The lacquered aluminium handle can be used to hang it from a hook or one of the purpose-built stands.
3. Stylish stands
As a finishing touch to the collection, Balad designer Tristan Lohner created two styles of metal stands to go with his lamps. Ever practical and utterly stylish, the offset stand is ideal for hanging the Balad over a table. The upright stand is a neat solution to illuminate your evenings.
4. Choose your colour and size
While its form may be ultra-simple, the Balad’s handle and stand come in four fun colours (Storm Grey, Lagoon Blue, Nutmeg and Verbena). There are two lamp sizes available: Small (height: 25cm) and Large (38cm). Both can be used freestanding, while the small works best with the Upright stand and the large with the Offset.
5. No messy wires
There’s no need for wires or extension leads with the Balad’s rechargeable LED technology. Its battery life of up to 14 hours (and a minimum of eight) will easily see you party through the night – and into the dawn, if you can make it!
6. Set the mood
Two colour settings (cool white and warm white) create light for any occasion. A dimmer function also allows you to increase or decrease the light’s intensity and helps you create the right ambience.
7. Special pre-order prices
Balad lamps and all other Fermob furniture are currently available at special pre-order prices through Myselection.sg until 31 March (there’s a production time of five weeks, plus five weeks’ transportation, but believe us, it’ll be worth the wait!). The online store’s raison d’être is to take the headache out of shopping and do all the hard work for you. It has a carefully curated range full of unique gift ideas, great wines to share and gorgeous accessories for you and your home. From chairs and cushions to coffee tables, they’ve certainly got your outdoor space covered – and beautifully lit, too!
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