Lafuma - Superior Camping Furniture Since 1954
The Lafuma brand was started In 1930, in Anneyron France, when three brothers named, Victor, Alfred and Gabriel Lafuma began manufacturing bags. After WWII and the subsequent expansion of leisure time that followed, the 3 brothers were way ahead of the curve when they introduced, the very first Lafuma camping furniture collection back in 1954.
In 1960, a visionary multi-position Lafuma relaxer was introduced into the leisure market to great success. Unbeknownst at the time, Lafuma's original design would be the beneficiary of over 50-years of continuous development, which would ensure it remained one the most enduring relaxer chairs ever made. The Lafuma RSXA recliner, as it is known today, remains a contemporary relaxer chair that combines great quality with inspirational design, taking pride of place over the entire Homestead Caravans display of camping furniture.
For sheer comfort, Lafuma RSXA and Lafuma RXSA XL Recliners are truly unbeatable, allowing stability in an infinite number of positions from upright to near horizontal, this recliner has been specifically designed with your relaxation in mind. The only trouble with this recliner is you keep falling asleep.
Lafuma continue to manufacturer their products in France and unlike most manufacturers have resisted the temptation to mass produce products in Asia. Lafuma is extremely popular amongst consumers throughout Europe and is renowned for producing market leading products that inspire confidence and trust. Lafuma products feature patented designs that other furniture manufacturers often attempt to imitate however, it has proven impossible to replicate the intrinsic quality offered by Lafuma furniture.
Lafuma Batyline Fabrics
Lafuma always use top quality materials and incorporate great attention to detail into their designs, making Lafuma furniture considerably unique in the market place. Lafuma are renowned for the quality of the materials and fabrics used in the manufacture of their furniture range, most of which are sourced within a 200kms range of the factory. The fabrics used by Lafuma are chosen for their high resistance to abrasion, ultra-violet light, tearing and stretching.
Batyline is the fabric used on the Lafuma RSX Relaxer and Cham Elips chairs. Batyline is extremely strong and provides full support whilst remaining supple, which makes it perfect for supporting occupants regardless of size and weight. Batyline intelligent weave allows air and liquid to pass freely through it without returning water, whilst the synthetic nature of the fabric prevents deterioration in humid atmospheres. Batyline also provides excellent resistance to UV rays and incorporates antifungal treatment. Batyline is also very resistant to tearing, does not distort and is easy to maintain. Cleaning the fabric is simple, needing only a brush and soapy water plus, it is also environmentally friendly!
Subsequently Lafuma Batyline fabric is perfectly suited to any environment the Great Outdoors has to throw at it, so whether you're camping with friends and family, relaxing in the garden or lazing by the pool, you can be sure that Lafuma won't let you down.
The Lafuma Cham Elips is available in a choice of modern colours and is a particular favourite amongst camping enthusiasts as the aluminium frame is extremely lightweight at only 2.9kg. Lafuma Cham Elips lightweight makes it easy to handle and very portable plus, it folds very flat for easy storage, making the Cham Elips an ideal chair for transporting in the caravan or motorhome. It is also extremely comfortable to use on the campsite.
Lafuma Steel and Aluminium Frames
Lafuma uses materials and manufacturing processes that are simple and safe across its entire outdoor furniture ranges. Tubular steel and aluminium frames are chosen throughout the range due to their strength, versatility and contemporary good looks.
The Lafuma RSX Recliner features HLE tubular steel, with an unbeatable high-strength to low-weight ratio. HLE steel is 15% lighter than other steels of the same strength, which permits a talented degree of flexibility that is taken full advantage of during the design and manufacturing processes. The sheer quality of the HLE steel allows Lafuma to create strong, smooth curves in the frames. In unsurprising to learn that HLE steel is not the cheapest but it's versatility allows the creation of superior furniture that is easily appreciated. Lafuma steel frames receive multiple coats of paint, which enhance the furniture's appearance and offers comprehensive protection against the elements.
The aluminium alloys used in Lafuma’s products such as the Champ Elips high back chair, have been carefully selected based on strict performance criteria. Alloy frames are lightweight, easy to handle and not susceptible to age or weather induced wear. Unlike cheaper alternatives Lafuma’s aluminium framed products have been shown to stand the test of time.
Why not head down to the Homestead Caravans accessory shop and try out one of our many Lafuma chairs for sale before you decide to buy.