Outdoor Furniture

Waxed Canvas & White Ash Travel Chair

Ah, how nice it is to be out of doors, sitting around the campfire or at a music festival… unless your back hurts and you’re starting to get really annoyed at yourself for not bringing your own darn chair. This foldable, portable chair will do well on your trips and travels thanks to a treatment of all-weather Danish oil on its white ash wood frame. The chair back is high enough to rest your neck or head, and the waxed cotton fabric will stay put with stainless steel hardware.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $129.00
Available from: Kaufmann Mercantile

Sale: Loll Adirondack Chair

DWR’s outdoor sale might encourage you to refresh your outdoor seating/dining options, especially once you realize that Loll’s Adirondack Chair is 15% off its regular price. Made from 100% recycled and recyclable plastic (mostly post-consumer milk jugs), each chair is waterproof, fade-resistant and maintenance-free. That’s exactly the kind of thing you want from an outdoor lounge chair, and the clean, modern interpretation of the classic Adirondack style certainly works with all sorts of exterior architecture. Now, let’s decide, which color is best?
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Purchase Information:

Price: $382.50
Available from: DWR

Weekend Collection by Studio Brichet Ziegler for OXYO

Look at this beauty. In a bright strawberry red, this sun bed will be sure to beckon you towards the outdoors this summer. Don’t worry, though, if red isn’t your color there are 11 other colors to choose from (including the requisite white and very safe gray). The Weekend Chair (shown below) is what originally caught my eye, as it costs $285, and that’s pretty affordable compared to some of the other modern outdoor options. In addition to the arm chair and sun bed, there’s also a bench, a bistro table, dining tables, a coffee table, all in the same array of colors. The collection is made with steel tubular framing and anti-UV powder coating, and the seats and tables are all stackable for easy storing during the colder months.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,500.00
Available from: The Future Perfect

Week-end Furniture by Francois Azambourg

How good would you look lounging on the Week-end Furniture by Francois Azambourg? Pretty damn good, I bet. The collection is made from powder-coated steel sheet metal, bent and welded into comfortable forms that would look right at home beside a pool or in a garden. And the colors! Blue, red, cream/white, and navy… any will complement that sun-kissed glow* you’ll get while enjoying the nice weather.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $350.00 - 1,500.00
Available from: The Future Perfect

Emu Heaven Lounge Chair, Set of Two

I know, I know, now’s not really the time to be highlighting outdoor furniture, but the Emu Heaven Lounge Chair could easily live indoors as well, and the price becomes way more reasonable once you grasp that it’s for a set of two. Metal mesh gives a visual lightness to the draping silhouette, making the chair a friendly modern statement wherever it ends up. Stack up to four chairs for storage.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,659.00
Available from: YLiving

Powder-Coated Steel Folding Table

Folding tables, ick. They never look good and they’re so very tacky… right? Wrong! There’s one folding table that actually looks decent, and sort of cheery, thanks to its bright green color. Designed by Benjamin Luddy and Makoto Mizutani, this Steel Folding Table has detachable legs and may be used wherever you need an extra impromptu surface- indoors or outside. You can even hang it on the wall for storage and double the function by using it as a message center with magnets and dry erase markers. Smart.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $250.00
Available from: Kaufmann Mercantile

Para Hammock

Does this remind you of a wood bead seat massager thingy? Or is it just me? In any case, it certainly looks about a hundred times better thanks to its handcrafted flat walnut tiles. The Para Hammock is made of over 700 pieces of walnut, all connected by paracord. The flexing wood tiles provide comfort and is finished for outdoor use, so consider it for your patio or backyard; it should last a lot longer than any rope hammock you might have been considering.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $3,200.00
Available from: 4th Period Woodshop

Reso Armchair, Set of 2

If you’re very fond of the Bend Farmhouse, Bunny Lounge, or the Bertoia Side Chair, but find their price tags just a tad too high, you should add in the Reso as an alternative. The Reso Armchair is made of powder-coated steel that form a fanned back and straight seat slats. It may not have the same recognition of the previously mentioned chairs, but it is sold in sets of two, so split the $395 or $495 in half when considering the impact on your wallet. Pick from yellow, dark green, charcoal, or white.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $395.00- 495.00
Available from: Dwell Store

Bend Farmhouse and Bunny Lounge

If you’re still searching for outdoor seating, it’s your lucky day. Remember Bend Goods? You can now purchase either the Farmhouse Lounge or Bunny Chair in White, Peacock Blue or Orange at 25% off the regular price. These summer sales sure are helpful, aren’t they?
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Purchase Information:

Price: $368.00
Available from: Bend

Humpback Lounge Chair

Whoa, there’s a big sale on some outdoor items over at CB2. As a point of reference, this Humpback Lounge Chair’s retail price was $258.95 and now it’s marked down to $124.99. For an outdoor chair, that’s a steal, especially considering you’re not buying it from a big box store where you may also buy groceries (in my opinion, there’s something that feels very wrong about that).
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Purchase Information:

Price: $124.99
Available from: CB2

Custom Backyard Table

Nice! Stylegarage has these stainless steel base sets ($395 CAD) that make the ‘DIY table’ concept super simple. You will need a drill, of course, and a measuring tape, as well as some wood planks or alternative top, but it’s easy from there. Pick whatever length of planks you want to make your ideal table top size- get them from your local hardware store or a lumber or salvage yard. All the steps are listed on the site, but here’s a quick version: lay the planks on the ground, line them up, attach the base with screws, flip the table over, and you’re done!
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Purchase Information:

Price: $~500.00
Available from: Stylegarage

Kaktus Stool

Lightweight yet strong, this sturdy aluminum stool can be used indoors or out. Use it as a stool or side table, or, flip it over and it becomes a basket for logs, toys, towels, or whatever else you can think of. Made from 100% recycled aluminum, the Kaktus was inspired by the fibrous skeleton of the Staghorn Cholla cactus. Designed by Enrico Bressan, architect and co-founder of Artecnica.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $290.00
Available from: Dwell Store

Tio Easy Chair

With all this talk of enjoying the outdoors, we might as well discuss the seating arrangements. After all, you can only spend so much time on a picnic blanket before your back gets tired. Hopefully, if you have an outdoor area attached to your home, you have some sort of comfortable seating already, but, if not, you might want to take a look at Massproductions’ indoor-outdoor Tio Easy Chair. It’s stackable and and will withstand all sorts of weather as it’s made with polyester powder-coated galvanized wire. That said, no one will question it if you move it indoors, as it could stand proud as a sculptural seating option inside the home just as well as it would outside.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $414.00
Available from: A+R Store

IDV Cruiser Swinging Love Seat

I do hope you had a nice holiday weekend. Did you make it outside to enjoy the weather in the park or your backyard? If you’re nodding your head to the backyard bit of the last question, here’s another one for you: are you lucky enough to have a little patio area where a hanging swing might fit? I haven’t seen many options for a simple, metal swing until happening upon this IDV Cruiser Swinging Love Seat. And, it appears to be a good option for an outdoor swing as it’s made with a powder-coated aluminum frame, seat, and back. The double braided 3/8″ nylon rope is in keeping with the modern vibe and adds a small jolt of contrast to the pacific, marigold, mint or fog color options.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $920.00
Available from: Ilan Dei Venice

a frame picnic table

Picnics! Thank goodness that the weather is nice enough to enjoy a meal out-of-doors, and this a frame picnic table will keep things semi-civilized with a tabletop for your feast and built-in benches for your collective rear ends. Weather-resistant powder coated aluminum ensures longevity, but don’t think it only has to live outside. You could move it indoors should you need an extra table for holiday gatherings, or maybe it could even be the main dining table if your home has more of a relaxed vibe.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $799.00
Available from: CB2