CTR club chair by Piergiorgio Cazzaniga for Tribù from from Dawson & Co.

The outdoor furniture that’s ready and available now to elevate your al fresco living for summer

Gone are the days of broken patio chairs and wonky umbrellas. In the modern home, a well-appointed outdoor area has become just as important as its interior counterparts, and these are the new pieces proving why. 

Outdoor Dining Chairs
Considering there’s nothing like a creaky or crooked dining chair to spoil a delicious meal, we have rounded up the best, from practical to polished. 

Nodi armchair by Yabu Pushelberg for Tribù from Dawson & Co.
Left to Right: Portofino Dining Chair by Vincent Van Duysen for Paola Lenti from ECC; Belleville Chair by  Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Vitra from Matisse; Landscape dining chair by Kettal from Studio Italia.

Outdoor Dining Tables
A dining table is the centrepiece of any outdoor area. A monument to social interaction and family life, it is the piece around which everyone will inevitably gather, so whichever style you choose, it best be worthy of the attention. 

Conix Oval Dining byKris Van Puyvelde for Royal Botania from ECC.
Top to bottom: Illum Dining Table by Merckx & Maes for Tribù from Dawson & Co. Mirto Outdoor Table by Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia from Matisse; Spinnaker Extendable Dining Table by Gordon Guillaumier for Roda from ECC.

Outdoor Sofas
For lounging in the sun or entertaining at night, an outdoor sofa that pairs luxury with comfort is a crucial component of any al fresco living space. 

Butterfly Outdoor Sofa by Patricia Urquiola for B&B Italia from Matisse.
From top to bottom: Charles Outdoor Sofa by Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia from Matisse; Lagoon Sofa by Bullfrog from Sarsfield Brooke; Sunray Sofa by Rodolfo Dordoni for Minotti from ECC.

Outdoor Occasional Chairs
Is there anything better than curling up in a comfortable chair and basking in a warm, summer’s day? Meet the coolest occasional chairs in which to kick back, relax and take stock. 

Rere Lounge Single Seat and Two Seater from Devon.
Clockwise from top left: Boogie armchair by Bullfrog from from Sarsfield Brooke; Basket Outdoor Club Chair by Nanna Ditzel and Jørgen Ditzel for Kettal from Studio Italia; CTR club chair by Piergiorgio Cazzaniga for Tribù from from Dawson & Co.

Outdoor Occasional Tables
Sculptural, circular and as practically-minded as they are appealing to look at, meet the coffee tables causing us to take our morning tea outside. 

Cala Side Table by Doshi Levien for Kettal from Studio Italia.
Clockwise from top left: Fat Fat Outdoor Tables by Patricia Urquiola for B&B Italia from Matisse; Mesh Side Table by Patricia Urquiola for Kettal from Studio Italia; Block Outdoor side table by Minotti from ECC.

Poolside Pieces
Emerge from the sparkling waters of a refreshing dip, and collapse onto an elegantly-appointed chaise lounge or recliner.

Orson Garden Lounger by Gordon Guillaumier for Roda, available from ECC.
Top to bottom: Mistral sunlounger by Rodolfo Dordoni for Roda from ECC; Piper Sunlounger by Rodolfo Dordoni for Roda from ECC; Rere Sun Lounger from Devon.

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