I bought Fermob Luxembourg dining chairs and a table for my garden about 11 years ago (long before I had my own store) and from that day to this we've used them, abused them, and absolutely loved them. Together we've enjoyed hundreds of happy family /friends' hours around them and they have endured everything the British weather can throw at them too... Fermob really is built to last!
The bright colours we chose are still as vibrant today as they were 10 winters ago... and all that time I have just left the chairs and table uncovered outside, right through the year - Fermob is made of tough stuff!
The only issue I ever had was entirely my fault - I stupidly covered the table with a tarpaulin the very first winter we had it (I hadn't read the guidelines), and the table marked right underneath the weight I used to keep a tarp in place. Daft of me but I resprayed that section (you can buy maintenance sprays for FERMOB) and it was fine and has been ever since. So, no long term damage done but don't do what I did and cover your table or chairs; just leave them outside exposed to the elements like a car if you need to, and they will be as good as new. Sure, if you have room to bring them inside in the winter, then great, but you really don't need to.
I love the brand and I'm really proud that I now sell it through our store. It's a proper company with properly made products that will serve you and your family/friends very well for many many years to come.
If you're thinking about treating yourself to new garden furniture then I think FERMOB would be the best choice.
Laurence from Treacle George
P.S Ref picture. We chose a mix of bright colours. Probably a bit 'kids nursery' looking back, but the kids were young back then! :-)