Outdoor Furniture

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

Kaktus Stool

Lightweight yet strong, this stool can be used indoors or out, and, if you flip it over, it becomes an aluminum basket. Inspired by the fibrous skeleton of the Staghorn Cholla cactus and designed by Enrico Bressan, co-founder of Artecnica.

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Price: $290.00
Available from: Horne

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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Purchase Information:

Price: $615.00 and up
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

Artist Deck Chairs

When searching for outdoor seating options, don’t forget about the deck chairs from Artware Editions. Note: Artist-designed deck chairs could be considered a little ostentatious, so be sure not to be too much of a you-know-what when someone asks about them.
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Price: $375.00
Available from: Artware Editions

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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Price: $335.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

Sawyer Chair

Update: Now on sale for $199 (org.$249). Pretty reasonable price. Plus, it’s an excellent time to get your summer seating sorted.

CB2 is at it again with fantastic outdoor furniture. This chair is a no brainer for those of you that like a tad bit of traditional thrown in with your modern day sensibilities. It’s a thoroughly updated adirondack chair with the same low lounge look, yet with a modernized treatment to its angles and joints. Plus, it fits a smaller budget just fine.

Materials: Solid FSC-certified eucalyptus wood.
33.5″Wx34″Dx29″H
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Price: $199.00
Available from: CB2

Marco Outdoor Poufs

A pouf made for outdoors? Yes, please. It’s weather-proof, so let the elements have their way (within reason) with this footrest. It could also double as an extra seating option when you have a few extra people over.
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Price: $299.00
Available from: Room&Board

Cord Lounge Chair

You’ve seen the various string chairs (the Acapulco Chair, for instance), but check out this lounge chair from Ilan Dei Studio. Doesn’t it look ‘designer-y’, and by that I mean, pretty expensive? Compared to the woven Tropicalia Lounge Chair by Patricia Urquiola for $4,410, it sure seems like a good price at $799.
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Price: $799.00
Available from: Ilan Dei Store

Acapulco Chair

Hmm, what do we have here? If you have an extraordinary memory, you might just remember a tiny note I made regarding the price of an Acapulco-ish Egg Chair back in 2009. Often these chairs are priced around the $400 – $500 mark, which didn’t make much sense to me as I’ve seen them on porches of very humble abodes in Mexico and Costa Rica. Enter in MoMA Store, who now carries the Acapulco Chair for a mere $195. Hmm. The investigation continues below.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $195.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Dania Folding Beach Chair

Warmer weather means park visits and beach trips, both of which are all the better with comfortable seating. If you’re looking for something that’ll last more than one or two seasons, set your eyes upon this Dania Folding Beach Chair. It’s a classic choice, made of solid teak with “unprecedented craftsmanship.”
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Price: $271.00
Available from: shopHORNE.com

Outdoor Eames® Aluminum Group Lounge Chair

How do you feel about Eames furniture outdoors? While it seems like an odd idea, it turns out that the Aluminum Group was promoted as the “leisure group” or “indoor-outdoor group” in the late 1950s, but then was changed to be exclusively indoors. Now Herman Miller has restored the collection to its original intent, with powder-coated frames and outdoor friendly fabrics to withstand the weather.
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Price: $2,147.00

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Available from: DWR

Panamericana Chair

This chair probably isn’t new to your eyes, as there are several versions floating all around this side of the world. Industry Of All Nations has combined the many versions into one “hybrid conclusion” and called it the Panamericana chair, named after the Panamericana road, of course. Made from teak wood, the chair can be used indoors or out with low maintenance, and they fold for easy transport or storage.
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Price: $265.00
Available from: Industry Of All Nations

Planktable by Piet Hein Eek

Because this table is made from scrapwood, each is one-of-a-kind. There’s also a non-scrapwood teak version (pictured below), but you’d do well to consider the more interesting scrap version, as Mr. Eek is known for that sort of thing (remember the Scrapwood Wallpaper?).

If you’re not familiar with his work, check out the full collection on his website: Piet Hein Eek.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,753.00 and up
Available from: The Future Perfect