Outdoor Furniture

Bertoia Side Chair

Bertoia chairs in a colorful mix certainly tempts one to go bold with outdoor furnishings this spring/summer, and, in case you need further convincing, here’s a reminder that today’s the last day of the Knoll® Outdoor Sale (15% off). Usually the Bertoia Side Chair with cushion is just around the $700 (plus shipping) price point, but with the sale, it’s just under the $600 mark. Still not cheap, but a chair plus $100 in your pocket wouldn’t hurt, would it?
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Purchase Information:

Price: $598.00
Available from: Hivemodern

Idle vs. Skiff

Here’s an interesting match up in the world of modern/minimal sun loungers: one of these is $899 and the other is $299. If you’re a stickler for details, you’ll probably notice a few subtle design clues to help you assess which one has the higher/lower price tag, and, as usual, the call on which lounger you like best is completely up to your discerning/nondiscerning eye (and wallet).

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Purchase Information:

Price: $299.00 - 899.00
Available from: CB2

Criss Knit Orange Pod

Spring is… springing, and if we shall take hints from all the spring newsletters hitting our inbox, it’s time to think about sprucing up our outdoor area. Don’t worry, there’ll be more planters and tools and furniture featured soon, but for now, let’s talk about this Criss Knit Pod/Pouf. It’s outdoor-friendly as it’s made from poly-foam knit (it wipes clean) and a dense poly fill makes it suitable for an extra seat, ottoman, or table- just add a big tray on top. It is very orange, but maybe this year we’ll be a little bit more brave when it comes to color… agreed?
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Purchase Information:

Price: $199.00
Available from: CB2

Hee Chair & Barstool

It’s been nine years since the Hee Seating Collection first hit the market, but it looks just as good now as it did back in 2004. Designer Hee Welling was originally inspired by the interior of a refrigerator, but you won’t find that on Hay’s site anymore, as the many other attributes of the seating collection have the spotlight. The chairs are made from galvanized solid steel, with outdoor powder coating that withstands weather throughout the year. They’re stackable, with a floor linking connection, and even cushions, if needed (contact HAY for availability). All that with the simple, perfect design and you’ve got yourself an excellent option for seating wherever you might need it.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $245.00 - 345.00
Available from: A+R Store

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: $98.00
Available from: Kaufmann Mercantile

Pin Table

Outside tables are often wobbly on uneven ground, but not this Pin Table designed by Andreas Engesvik. You push it into the ground with the top button/post, instantly creating a sturdy spot to rest your food and drinks. The high gloss finish would have you thinking this table is made plastic, but that’s not the case. It’s made of wood (surprised?) and available in five different colors.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $104.97
Available from: MENU

Lollygagger Lounge

Yep, we’ve posted the 4 slat Adirondack by Loll before, but this one is new, and has less ‘slat’ and more of a clean, modern look. As is with most of Loll’s lounge chairs, this one is made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE = milk jugs), and is 100% recycled and recyclable. That means no maintenance needed- ever- and no storing/packing up when the seasons change. And, as an extra bonus, an integrated bottle opener is hidden underneath the sitters’ right arm for opening up a cold one when the weather gets warm.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $440.00
Available from: Loll Designs

Islita Armless Chair

In the market for outdoor furniture? Man, do you have my pity. It’s hard to find the right sort of modern look when you go hunting in normal stores, and you’ll see a plethora of teak and/or metal atrocities that will make you want to cry. Or maybe you do find the right sort of modern look, but you’ll have to sell your liver car to pay for the interest that will be on your credit card. That nice, expensive furniture will sure be comfy while you’re weeping outside in the summer sun because you can’t go anywhere.

All that to say that this Islita Armless Chair is $349 right now, on sale from $399. It fits with other pieces to make a sectional for a larger seating area, and the bi-level shelf in the back will be perfect for resting drinks and your summer reading.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $349.00
Available from: CB2

La Table stool

This little outdoor stool is just for the EU/UK readers, as it’s not yet available in North America. As you can see, it’s stackable, and with its bright color, excuse me, colour options, it’s sure to cheer up a patio or deck area. The legs are detachable should you wish to store them over the winter season, and there’s an accompanying La Table, square and La Table, rectangular, also in several different colours, should you need it.
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Purchase Information:

Price: €99,00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

Pebble Coffee Table

Well, seeing as this concrete table weighs almost 100 pounds, you’ll not want to move it around much, but it’s a relief to see that it has an affordable price tag of $254. The rounded shape will soften up all those sharp edges of your other furniture, inside or out. And, chances are that this table will require less upkeep than other pieces- though don’t go tempting fate by pouring red wine or other colorful drinks over it. (Also available: Pebble Side Table, $126.)
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Purchase Information:

Price: $254.00
Available from: West Elm

Loll’s 4 slat Adirondack Chair

If you’re shopping for outdoor furniture, you might want to consider Loll’s version of the classic Adirondack chair. Made out of 100% recycled plastic (376 reclaimed milk jugs, fyi), it’ll stand up to the weather just fine with no maintenance. And don’t go thinking it’ll blow away when a gust of wind comes along, as it weighs more than 50 lbs. It should also be noted that if you ever tire of it (not that you would), it’s fully recyclable as well.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $639.00
Available from: Loll

H55 Easy Chair

Might this be the nicest deck chair ever to pass before our eyes? Designed by Björn Hultén in 1954 and first used by Swedish king Gustav VI Adolf, it certainly has a veritable pedigree, if you care about that sort of thing. An adjustable head cushion and four different seat tilt options ensures comfort, as it certainly should for the price. Folds flat for storage or transport. Also available in black ($655) at Finnish Design Shop.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $685.00

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Available from: DWR

Acapulco Black/Blue Lounge Chair

And so the intrigue continues over the pricing of the Acapulco Chair. Such mystery! That sounds a little like the title of a paragraph intended for a bilingual learning exercise, but nonetheless, just do a quick search and see the prices out there online. $400 – $500? No thank you, not when it’s $249 from this retailer. Craziness.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $249.00
Available from: CB2

SwingLab Modular Swing

It’s about time that a modern version of the porch swing comes along, especially as winter is winding up and spring is on its way. This swing has a no-nonsense steel frame with cypress wood seats and two moveable backrests that allow multiple seating options (see SwingLab’s gallery for more pics). Pretty tempting if you’ve a porch that needs a novel seating solution, or, if you’re a bit more daring, hang it indoors for a different take on the chaise longue.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $750.00
Available from: SwingLab

Emu Ivy Pouf

What’s so special about an upside down wire basket? Well, for starters, it’s not an upside down wire basket: it’s a seat/ottoman/side table and light. The small grey bar on the top is a solar panel, and that solar panel fuels the five LED lights that illuminate the under table at night. A webbed nylon loop on the side makes moving it around your lawn (or patio) a little easier.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $759.00
Available from: coalesse