Outdoor Furniture

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Price: $759.00
Available from: coalesse

Beach Folding Chairs & Table

Don’t despair, there’s still a few good weeks of decent weather to enjoy. This set of folding chairs and table would be a great accompaniment to your outdoor activities; it even has a carrying bag to make transport a snap. Both the chairs and table are made of Ash hardwood with rust-proof stainless steel hardware and the fabric chair backs and bag are made from a reclaimed army tent.
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Price: $495.00
Available from: Aether Apparel

Taavi and Gladys Lounge Chairs

These two ladies have quite the modern/minimal look. Designed by architect David Salmela, the Taavi and Gladys are two great seating options for outdoor areas, especially as both are made from recycled materials (Taavi contains 256 milk jugs and Gladys contains 328). Worried about the comfort level? Remember, sometimes seating is more about the angle and slope of recline than the amount of cushion.
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Price: $460.00 - 680.00
Available from: Loll Designs

Paulistano Armchair in Canvas

The Paulistano chair, now available in cotton canvas. Are you excited? Even a little bit? Because you should be. It’s rare that outdoor furniture is described as exciting, mostly because it’s meant for outdoors and not many of us have the time and money to spend on amazing furnishings that will only get rained on, but such is the state of things. Now, the Paulistano’s new canvas cover means it can go outside and be its comfortable pleasing-to-the-eye self, thus saving us from the unfortunate cry of ‘there’s no decent outdoor furniture!’ The Paulistano is a 1957 classic originally designed for the Paulistano Athletic Club in São Paulo, Brazil.
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Price: $1,250.00

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Available from: DWR

Röshults Collection

It’s full-on summertime, so don’t forget to put the Röshults collection on your ‘what-to-buy-if-I-win-the-lottery’ list. They definitely have one of the best outdoor collections I’ve ever seen. The grills. The kitchen sink. The garden trolley. All amazing. However if you’re not loaded, don’t get too attached; a whole set could set you back 10 grand easy. The stand out favorites are below; see website for the whole collection and more details.
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Price: $615.00 and up
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

Tio Chair

How often is a stylish steel chair stackable? Not often, that’s how. This steel wire chair from Massproductions is stackable, which makes storage much easier, and it’s fit for indoor and outdoor use. For those of you that might like a seat pad, you can order them directly from the manufacturer: Tio Chair Seat Pad from Massproductions, € 75 – € 100.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $335.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop