I’m Still Standing


Elton John married a recording engineer named Renate Blauel on Valentines Day, 14 February 1984 at St Mark’s Church in Darlinghurst Sydney. Sadly it ended when the couple divorced in 1988, a short four years after their wedding day.

Outside that church in the garden is a chair, made from premium-imported teak, the chair boasts clean lines, long board slats to sit on and a double woven cross like design as the back rest. Undoubtedly original in its execution, the bench seat is simply charming and timeless. Designed for lasting quality, with premium materials in mind and the type of ‘money can’t buy’ craftsmanship you would only expect to find on an original vintage furniture piece. It’s the type of piece you wish you could find in a retail store nowadays.

Fast-forward 17 years, that same bench is still outside St Marks Church in Darlinghurst Sydney. The Jati bench has stood the test of time, unlike Elton’s marriage.

It’s a true love for premium grade teak furniture that sets Jati apart. Premium grade teak is sourced from sustainable plantations in Indonesia, with only the finest materials used in Jati outdoor furniture pieces and collections. The best part is you can find timeless, lasting outdoor teak furniture, and outdoor wicker furniture at Jati stores located in Sydney and Melbourne.

Jati offer a 5 year warranty on all outdoor teak furniture and 3 years on outdoor wicker furniture. With a guarantee this good on outdoor furniture pieces that look great, and last the test of time is simply the best reason to say I do.