Having bought vintage furniture years ago that I still love, I rarely buy a new piece unless I really need it (and/or see something SO spectacular, I can’t resist). And what I needed when I moved into my Harlem space was a table for the terrace. I fell in love with the Fermob Tertio table because it’s stylish enough to use INSIDE as well (emulating the brilliant interior designer Andrée Putman’s use of vintage garden chairs in her utterly chic dining room.)
It has the same lines as a mid-century table I saw years ago.
I wanted the table in white, envisioning it working in various spots in my space, including as a bed table, and spot for reading.
Since it was summer, I wanted the table right away and discovered that many colors of Fermob have to be special ordered. I originally bought a handsome black version, but eventually swapped it for the lighter-looking white.
The Tertio table has been worth every penny. I’ve since bought other Fermob pieces, including a rectangular folding table from Fermob’s most recognizable, classic bistro line with a folding stand similar to the one below…
…as well as the classic folding chairs, which grace many a French interior.
…and come in an array of colors…
Because all my pieces fold, they can be stashed in unlikely places, perfect for my constantly changing life. I store this handy little vintage table picked up at a flea market years ago behind the terrace door, held in place by a bungee cord. Since the door is always open when my friends and I sit out there, no one knows it’s there.
Established in the 1950’s, Fermob continues to innovate, collaborating with interesting designers (including Andrée Putman). I am smitten with their Origami table, below.
It works fine in an entranceway, at the foot of a bed, as a dining bench…as do their other benches (which go curiously well with antiques of all kinds).
The Believe bench and table in a LOUD color are pretty swell as well…
If you are thinking of buying Fermob for outdoors, now’s the time as some pieces take two or three months to deliver.