Plumon 3 Seater sofa and Centre table by Patricia Urquiola for Kettal from Studio Italia

Create your own outdoor oasis this summer with our stylish edit of covetable furnishings that are as impressive as they are practical

The long, languid days of sunshine, salt water, pool parties, family barbecues and kicking back are finally here. So make the most of the season with an outdoor set-up fit for all manner of activities.

From al fresco dining to poolside lounging to convivial hosting and more, these are the essential pieces you need this summer season.

Outside Dining

Offering the perfect centrepiece for gatherings of family and friends or for simply taking dinnertime outside, a solid dining table and chairs is crucial for any outdoor area. Not only will it facilitate conversation and allow you to take in the beauty of the season, but the right set will withstand the elements for seasons to come.

Kettal Giro dining table & Stampa chairs from Studio Italia
Washington Rope Chair
from Design Warehouse
Tribù Elio Dining Chair from Dawson & Co
Tribù Amanu Dining Table from Dawson & Co
Minotti Fynn Dining Chair from ECC
Expormim Blum Chair from ECC
Cassina Outdoor Dine Out Table from Matisse

Dreamy Daybeds

There’s nothing better than curling up in a sunny (or shady) spot with your favourite book, and these delightful daybeds are the ideal places to do just that. Comfortable, cosy and made to facilitate relaxed afternoons, these daybeds are essential for any well-furnished outdoor area.

Minotti Torii Nest Outdoor Polina from ECC
B&B Italia Erica’19 outdoor Sofa from Matisse
Molteni&C Palinfrasca Sofa from Dawson & Co
Varaschin Tibidabo Daybed from Studio Italia
Gandia Blasco Flat Round Chill Bed from Matisse

Sculptural Centrepieces

Give your al fresco space some style with intriguing, sculptural design pieces that make a bold statement. Whether it be a uniquely-curved chair or a dining table that plays with brutalist proportions, these pieces will help you take your signature design style outside.

Private Residence in Venice, California
B&B Italia Tobi-Ishi outdoor table from Matisse
Magis The Voido Rocking Chair from ECC

Poolside Loungers

Simply put, a pool doesn’t feel complete without being surrounded by a suite of sleek loungers. Designed to help us soak in the summer rays, these loungers will make days by the pool a far more chic and definitely more comfortable affair. 

Mokaui sun lounger from Devon
Flexform Atlante light lounger from Studio Italia
Molteni&C Guell Sunlounger from Dawson & Co
Minotti Sunray Sunlounger from ECC
Cassina Outdoor Tokyo chaise lounge from Matisse

After Dark Additions

Make the most of the season’s long, warm evenings by installing some strategic lighting in your outdoor space. From versatile table lamps to larger floor lights that cast a diffused, dappled glow, these pieces will set the perfect mood once the sun goes down.

Marset Bicoca portable lamps from ECC
Marset Bicoca portable lamp from ECC
Hipatia light from Matisse
Tribu Luna lamp from Dawson & Co
Ropy Table Lamp from ECC

Reading Chairs

Give yourself the perfect spot for reading, thinking and soaking up the sun with an outdoor occasional chair. Here, you can take a load off, put your feet up and recline in blissful peace.

Dedon Mbrace Collection daybed from Dawson & Co
Roda Laze lounge chair & stool from ECC
Molteni&C D.150.5 outdoor lounge chair from Dawson & Co
Kettal Tou chair from Studio Italia

Laid Back Living

Curate your exterior living space as carefully as you would your interior one. From a long, comfortable sofa (made with outdoor-appropriate coverings, of course) that invites laid-back lounging, to a central table, perfect for hosting nibbles and drinks, morning coffee or casual bites, this simple set-up is the easiest way to make the most of your terrace, garden or deck.

Amanu Collection by Tribu from Dawson & Co
Flexform Meriggio Armchair from Studio Italia
Minotti Warren Table from ECC
B&B Italia Nooch outdoor sofa from Matisse
Roda Spool sofa from ECC
Cape Adirondack chair
from Devon
Rothko Teak side table
from Design Warehouse


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