Spool sofa and armchair by Rodolfo Dordoni for Roda

Create your own al fresco oasis this summer with this stylish edit of outdoor furniture

This summer, it’s all about exploring our own backyard, in both a literal and wider sense. With that in mind, we’ll be making sure our backyards, gardens, balconies, and any other outdoor areas at home are sufficiently comfortable and stylish in continuation of the attention we bestow upon any of our indoor spaces. It goes without saying this involves seeking out the best outdoor furniture and design pieces on offer, and where better to find them than ECC?

Spool armchair and Spool sofa by Rodolfo Dordoni for Roda

Romantic, rambling gardens and contemporary poolside areas alike would benefit from the deceptively simple lines and abundant comfort of the Spool seating. Expertly balancing solidity and lightness, the framing is composed of closely spaced cords that bring to mind weaving spools, and the depth can accommodate plenty of fluffy pillows whether nestled on the sofa or the armchair

Left: Leaf tables by Gordon Guillaumier for Roda. Right: Caddy bar cart by Roda.

No outdoor area would be complete without somewhere to store requisite cold drinks and snacks for a day spent soaking up the sun. Gordon Guillaumier’s Leaf tables for Roda are an oversized play on nature solidified, rendered in various green-and-grey-toned finishes for a complementary splash of colour. Also from Roda, the multi-functional Caddy bar cart will have us serving cocktails in style with its elegant design and two stainless steel tops that can be removed and used as trays.

Exes armchairs and the Conix Oval dining table designed by Kris Van Puyvelde for Royal Botania.

An al fresco dining area is well catered to with new arrivals from Royal Botania, including the pleasingly steadfast Conix Oval dining table designed by Kris Van Puyvelde. Able to be rendered in a variety of finishes including concrete, white and black ceramic, a customisable look fits myriad aesthetic briefs — paired with the Exes armchairs, the combination makes for a timeless outdoor centrepiece.


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