Lazy afternoons with the sunshine laying over the land, a slight sea breeze drifting in and the cackle of laughter from your loved ones hangs in the air. All you need now is a stunningly beautiful, simply designed, high-quality children’s tent to provide some shade and complete the picture of relaxation and bliss.
La Tente high-quality is a French company based in the ‘Iles du Ponant’, specifically on the Ile d’Yeu. With the strapline of “the art of napping, the philosophy of calm time” they bring alive their brand through dreamy and faded photography of families relaxing around children’s tents that sing of those blissful summer afternoons where work is a distant memory and emails don’t exist.
Designer Brice Ceccaldi talks of how living on an island and surrounded by beautiful vistas, his four children and their friends, cousins, and families naturally needed something that would provide shelter and yet be lightweight, easy to assemble and transport, and ultimately be an object of both beauty and function.
The way that Ceccaldi talks of those long summer days remind us of the Piemanson story we ran a while back – looking at how a wild beach becomes a town for the summer.
The tents are far more than just a summer purchase, manufactured from canvas and held by the corner pockets onto the wooden stretcher frames, each piece of the children’s tents are numbered individually allowing them to be replaced should disaster ever strike and the wind prove too much.
This durability is part of the charm of a product and a manufacturer who takes pride in their work, their output, and their environmental footprint.
The collection is organised around four key models, each differing in design, capacity, and purpose – and each numbered after the islands including No1 Île d’Yeu, No2 Île de Ré, No3 Île de Oléron, No4 Belle Île.
Starting at around EUR139, these children’s tents are a must-have accessory for the families who value time together by the beach, come rain or shine.
For more information visit La Tente Islaise.