The Kauai Sofa designed by Luciano Mandelli with the weather resistant nautical rope weaves, upholstered seat, loose cushions and aluminum structure is a perfect choice of furniture from Tidelli's darling collection for outdoor area.
The invention of Tidelli’s nautical rope was a turning point. Replacing fiber with rope made Tidelli furniture more durable, comfortable, sustainable, and weather resistant. Nautical rope imitates nature with the look and feel of reed, while outlasting the effects of mother nature.
Made with polyester thread imported from Holland, our nautical rope is braided by hand, does not absorb heat or liquids and allows for numerous wefts, thicknesses, densities and exclusive patterns. Tidelli nautical rope is made in-house to guarantee its 100% synthetic, high quality craftsmanship - which makes it so suitable for outdoor living.
Over time, if exposed to direct sunlight, nautical rope may lose some of its luster - reducing the original hue. To best care for and clean your nautical rope, use a damp cloth in a solution of warm water and mild soap. Clean the rope and then rinse with another damp cloth with water only. Allow to air dry. If stains are deep or dirt persists, re-wet the rope with soap and water and rub. Rinse and let dry.
Do not use water pressure cleaners or harsh chemicals (bleach, ammonia, etc.) that can affect the fibers that make up the rope. Never use solvents, removers, abrasive or alkaline (pH > 8) to clean the furniture. Please avoid using other chemical cleaning agents, high pressure cleaners, or abrasive cleaning products.
Aluminum offers infinite possibilities - infinite shapes and colors to literally shape and color your outdoor lifestyle. As a matter of fact, aluminum provides structure for more than 80% of Tidelli furniture. And with a monthly consumption of 15 tons, Tidelli is the largest aluminum processor in Bahia, Brazil.
To keep the color and finish of your aluminum, apply automotive wax on the metallic structure every 90 days. Do not use scrub pads nor pressure cleaners to treat your Tidelli furniture.
Plastic tips that isolate the furniture feet from the floor may suffer wear and tear depending on their use. Maintaining and replacing the protective feet (when necessary) will enhance the durability of your furniture.
The Tidelli fabric line ranges from the simplest weave to the most sophisticated textile. Imported from suppliers that excel in technology and constant innovation - such as Sunbrella - Tidelli sources from operations in the United States and France. What you can expect? Smooth weaves, with newest in textures and colors.
Acrylic and polyester fabrics should be washed frequently using mild soap without bleach, in order to prevent the accumulation of dirt. In case of stains, soak in cold water with 10% bleach for 36 hours, and wash with water and mild soap.
After 10 years working as a General Motors executive, in the areas of product development, marketing and logistics, Luciano Mandelli took over Tidelli’s industrial management along with the development of new products. Since this period, he has created several designs that compose the current collection of the company; as well, he has developed other projects with independent designers.