As the temperature begins to rise and the snow begins to melt, outdoor living beckons us. Create an outdoor oasis with luxurious furnishing on your patio or at your pool side. Here are the eight designer pieces you need for outdoor lounging.
This beautiful teak table and chair dining set from Pottery Barn is made to last. Premium teak is used because it ages superbly and requires very little maintenance, if any at all. Superb craftsmanship makes this a piece you can enjoy for years to come.
The design inspiration for this eye catching armchair were the rigid, full, bell shaped undergarments that women wore under their dresses in the 1800s. Held by crinolines, these wide based and curvaceous chairs draw their name and also style from the era of Romanticism.
Artist Patricia Urquiola drew inspiration from woven Spanish baskets for this luxurious lounger.
For me, Canasta is the image of a pattern. It doesn’t want to imitate nature. Even though a sort of crystallised natural pattern shows up in the tiles decorating the tables and accessories. Moreover, I designed enveloping shapes that give the idea of protection. And I studied new forms of ergonomics to satisfy every moment of a day spent outdoors.
Nap in the shade of this canopy sofa while poolside or beach side with the Springtime Outdoor Sofa. Designed by Jean-Marie Massaud, the piece has been designed to “create a dialogue between nature and interior spaces.” This elegant piece brings elements of interior design to outdoor furnishings.
Trimm Copenhagen has a refreshingly unique take on outdoor lounging. The company’s goal is to bring people together. Their lounge furniture is designed with the aim of creating informal yet comfortable settings for people to group together. This also allows them to spend time relaxing and talking. Their outdoor mattress and cushion collection can be arranged in infinite ways to create stylish, relaxed seating outdoors.
Designer Ceci Thompson reimagined classic Cote D’Azur furnishings with this sleek Tropez black and white sofa. Made of natural mahogany and also a strong weather resistant wood, this piece is both classic and contemporary. The black and white striped cushions give this outdoor piece a high impact finish.
This is not your grandma’s wicker. The Brava Wicker Loveseat, designed by Mermelada Estudio, presents wicker in an elegant, eye catching fashion. The modern diamond pattern in black and white is then set on a hand welded aluminum frame. The sculptural form of the piece is both elegant and comfortable.
Curl up with a book while you hide and hang out in the breeze in this comfy pod hanging chair. This handwoven piece takes two artisans seven days to complete, as a result each seat is sturdy and unique. The handcrafting pod comes with a weather resistant pillow to make this hanging chair a comfortable and relaxing place to nest in.
Take a cue from these pieces and plan for some outdoor lounging this spring and summer. Whichever you choose, you will not regret it! For more outdoor design inspiration, please see our suggestions for what you need for a luxurious outdoor kitchen.