Back home this kept bothering her and she came to realize something else; People invest in building and rebuilding beautiful houses where the emphasis is more and more placed on outdoor living. Terraces are covered and heated to dine until late at night and gardens are decorated with the most beautiful outdoor furniture.
So sad that when you want to relax in your swimming pool, the only option is to run to a toy store for a pool float in plastic, which above all, you still have to inflate yourself … .
Compelled to reinvent herself, she ran into an old friend after a few years, Gaëtan Bourguignon. Although he owns a company in upholstery fabric, he as well was clearly into a new challenge and strongly believed in Anne’s story.
Together with a shared passion for design and a clear view ahead, this was the beginning of Mr Blue Sky.
“Jackie’’ was the name that Mr Blue Sky gave to his first product: a lovely solution to the challenge of creating an elegant, beautiful and perfectly conceptualized floating lounger.
She combines two functions, on one hand, she floats on the water, and on the other hand, she can be used as a lounger on the terrace near the swimming pool or on the boat’s deck.
Shortly after, Mr Blue Sky launched the “Jackie’-twin” which allows two people to enjoy the lounger together. Also a platform was released to give the pool float an elegant base ashore.
The esthetical and practical aspects are deliberately combined to a perfect match. One can choose from 100 different colors of outdoor upholstery and 3 colors of powder-coated aluminum for the platform.
Everything is UV resistant, water-repellent, stain-proof, mold resistant, breathable and ‘easy care’. The cover, which is also available separately, can instantly be zipped off the lounger to be washed at 40°C.
Mr Blue Sky represents quality and design and can therefore be found in the high-end (outdoor) furniture store.
- Address Nachtegaalstraat 109, 2550 Kontich | Belgium
- Tel +32 (0)478 25 44 17
A few years ago Anne Gilis was on a sailing trip in the Caribbean and she noticed that every boat, big or small, sailing or motor yacht, was dragging along an ugly floating mattress in loud colors. Back home this kept bothering her and she came to realize something else; People invest in building and rebuilding beautiful houses where the emphasis is more and more placed on outdoor living. Terraces are covered and heated to dine until late at night and gardens are decorated with the most...