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About us

We are about well-made, well-priced contemporary outdoor furniture, designed for the kiwi lifestyle

Hi and welcome to Outside Space.

We offer a range of premium quality outdoor furniture for Kiwis who have discerning tastes but do not want to overspend. By religiously keeping our overheads low, we deliver well-designed yet well-priced outdoor products that New Zealanders really want.

As a result of this approach, we continue to grow season after season.

Our outdoor lounge furniture features Agora® fabric, both of which offer a 5-year sun fade warranty that you won’t find at mainstream retail stores.

Most of the images of our ranges featured on our website were taken in the homes of our clients. We are extremely proud that this portfolio of inspiring and authentic Kiwi outdoor settings continues to grow.

So we’d love to see you at our newly expanded showroom/warehouse! But if you are too busy or too far to visit, simply buy online. We’ve shipped directly to online customers in Kerikeri, Whangarei, Tauranga, Whangamata, Napier, Taupo, Picton, Nelson, New Plymouth, and Wellington. We’ve also delivered to South Island locations including Nelson, Christchurch, Dunedin, Queenstown and Wanaka. You can feel confident when you buy online from us.

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About us: How did this venture of ours come about?

Despite my best efforts, I struggled to find lovely yet affordable premium quality outdoor furniture to enhance our family’s outdoor living. Each year, I’d explore the various options available to me such as the big brand hardware stores’ offering low-price low-quality options. 

I would then migrate to the mid-range (but not inexpensive) but boring options from reputable furniture stores. Finally, I  perused the designer-type collections only to be jolted back to reality when I saw the 5-figure price tag.

I realised that other mere middle-class mortals like myself shared the same general frustration, and I could do something about this. The result is Outside Space. Now in our seventh season, despite our growth, we remain a family-run business.

My background is in Marketing having worked for big private and listed companies for 20 years. My partner, Steve has a long history in the retail industry, having founded Amazon Surf Wear which he grew to 40 stores across NZ. He now runs an Asia-based design and sourcing business helping fit out retail stores in NZ, Australia and China.

So, we both know a thing or two about what people really want and how to get it to them.

Enjoy shopping and ask us anything.

Kerry 

kerry@outsidespace.co.nz

OUR AUCKLAND WAREHOUSE AND BEAUTIFUL SHOWROOM!

If you like what you see, we’d love to see you at our warehouse/showroom to view and experience our ranges in person.

THE PRODUCTS WE SELL
We are very aware that our product needs to suit New Zealand’s harsh and unforgiving elements. We also understand that New Zealanders have a ‘love hate’ relationship with their outdoor furniture. They buy their beautiful-looking outdoor furniture in the hope that ‘this one will last the distance!” Disappointment occurs when their product lacks the longevity they expected. Because of this, we have done our homework and have chosen only high-quality materials. For example, we use only quicking drying foam, Sunbrella ®  and Tuvatextil Agora® fabrics. We’re proud to partner with long-established manufacturers that supply an impressive list of retail and direct clients worldwide. One of our manufacturers supplies outdoor furniture to a major cruise liner. They have a full understanding of the impact of saltwater and sun on outdoor products from their experience over the years.

In 2023, our Ops Manager spent four weeks at of our partner factories to carry out quality control as our products were being produced. The sole purpose was to ensure that our quality standards were met before they were loaded for shipment. In short, it is in our best interest to only offer premium quality outdoor furniture products, and we do warranty our product.
COMMERCIAL ENQUIRIES

Outside Space welcomes the opportunity to work with Retail and Commercial entities to supply premium quality outdoor furniture at trade pricing.  Be it a Greenfields venture or a refit, we are happy to work with you to determine your needs. We are experienced in sourcing and supply of products on a commercial scale.

Our sister company Prospace, established in 1989, is a specialist retail design and fit-out company, with offices in New Zealand, Australia and China. 

Prospace has successfully project managed retail fit-outs in Australia,  Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai, Indonesia and Europe.

Please contact steve@prospace.co.nz if you have inquiries of commercial nature.