Outdoor Furniture

Frank Gehry Sofa

On my commute to work everyday I get to see the gorgeous LA Philharmonic building designed by Frank Gehry. If I had a back yard fabulous enough to justify it, I would get the Frank Gehry Sofa. It’s currently on sale and almost sold out at DWR.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $1020
Availability: Buy Frank Gehry Sofa here

Sun Set Stacking Chair

Not a bad price for an outdoor chair…

” -This outdoor designed furniture is made from superior polyethylene-based synthetic fibers, which is both UV and weather resistant. -Resistant to pool water, sea salt, and changes in climate. -Easy maintenance and a Non-toxic materials that is 100% recyclable and friendly on the environment. -Products can be left outside all year round and is able to withstand temperatures from -20°C to +55°C.”

19.5W x 22D x 29.5H

Purchase Information:

Price: $167.00
Availability: Buy Sun Set Stacking Chair here

Rubber Band Chair by Tom Dixon

Suitable for outdoor use, this chair takes the common material of rubber bands and transforms them into an elegant solution for seating.

EPDM rubber bands

23.5″ x 23.5″ height 31.5″

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Purchase Information:

Price: $400.00
Availability: Buy Rubber Band Chair by Tom Dixon here

Strings Collection by Shin Azumi for Magis

If you’re feeling like the mid century classics are getting a bit ubiquitous, this is an excellent choice for more of a modern dining or outdoor seating option.

“the strings collection designed by shin azumi for magis is a visually interesting stacking chair and stool. made in chromed steel rod or cataphoretically-treated steel rod painted in polyester powder. painted version is suitable for outside use. seat cushions also available.”

stacking chair, $235.00, 23.2”w x 31.1”h x 20.5”d. seat height is 17.7”
o cushions: seat- $67.00, 13.6” x 13.4”, backrest – 13.6” x 5.9”
high bar stool, $274.00, 24”w x 36.4”h x 17.7”d. seat height is 31.1”
medium bar stool, $269.00, 23.2”w x 32.5”h x 16.1”d. seat height is 27.2”
o seat cushion, $84.00, 11.8” x 10.6”

Purchase Information:

Price: $235-$247
Availability: Buy Strings Collection by Shin Azumi for Magis here

Opus Shelving System

I’m sort of flabbergasted by how awesome these are. Not only are they cool to look at, but they are made from 100% recyclable polypropylene, and can be used both indoors and out, even in wet environments. Available in both black and white.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $450
Availability: Buy Opus Shelving System here

Striped collection by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

Forgive me if I’m repeating myself, but I’ve yet to see anything from the Bouroullecs that I don’t like. This collection is incredibly simple and versatile enough that you might be able to justify buying the whole lot, citing a sound cause for investment.

“The Striped collection by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Magis is a complete line of furniture for the exterior or the interior: chairs, high and low armchairs, stools, long chairs. This superbly drawn chair has elegant lines that are beautiful to look at.”

This set can be used indoors or out.

Striped Poltroncina (Set of 2), Special: $1250.00 instead of $1680.00
Striped Chaise Longue, $1,250.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $1250
Availability: Buy Striped collection by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec here

Minimal Cube, Bench, and Table by Heller

A great collection of minimal tables…

“Available in three colors, light grey (pictured), dark grey or white. Lella and Massimo needed casual furniture for their new home near Sorrento, Italy. They designed a multipurpose indoor/outdoor grouping ideal for home, hospitality and office environments.”

One piece roto molded polymer.

Cube, 18 1/8″h, 18 1/8″w, 18 1/8″d, $220
Bench, 18 1/8″h, 71 5/8″w, 18 1/8″d, $550
Table, 18 1/8″h, 47 1/4″w, 47 1/4″d, $800

Purchase Information:

Price: $220-$800
Availability: Buy Minimal Cube, Bench, and Table by Heller here

Panton Chair

Another design classic…

“Verner Panton’s cantilevered stacking chair was the first single-material and single-form chair to be made and has been produced by Vitra through three decades of development in plastics technology. This version consists of a single piece of strong, flexible polypropylene with integral color that will not fade over time. As striking as modern sculpture, this classic piece is appropriately durable and easy to clean in cafés or restaurants, and is comfortable enough to use as an occasional chair in an office or residence.”

Availabe, in red/orange, white, blue or yellow.

H 33″ W 19″ D 22.75″ Seat Height 16.5″

Purchase Information:

Price: $230
Availability: Buy Panton Chair here

Stone Stool by Marcel Wanders, 2007

Only $200…not bad for a designer side table that can go indoors or out.

“This short stool or small side table has a striking jewel-like faceted interior that reflects light and creates an interesting play of colors. It has an hourglass shape, designed from a single mold. For indoor or outdoor use. Made by Kartell of polycarbonate.”

Made in Italy

Size: 18.5h x 12″diam

Purchase Information:

Price: $220
Availability: Buy Stone Stool by Marcel Wanders, 2007 here

Gardener’s Table

Just the thing for a small garden…

“The asymmetry and counterbalance of this two-tiered outdoor counter makes it as visual a display as it is a practical stand for your gardening tools or refreshments. Fill the upper bowl with flowers or birdseed or use it as a base for an evening torch or candles. Cast is rust-protected metal, with your choice of grey or green lacquer finish, the gardener’s table is flexible, allowing you to disassemble and reassemble with ease.”

ø 14″ h 27.5″

Purchase Information:

Price: $148.00
Availability: Buy Gardener’s Table here

Driade – Tokyo Pop Armchair by Tokujin Yoshioka

The curves of this chair are incredibly lovely.

“the tokyo pop armchair, constructed from polyethylene, was designed by tokujin yoshioka for driade and is part of yoshioka’s most famous series. his creations, easy to understand at first sight, hide cross-meanings and imply a deep mental involvement while translating the original poetic intuition into a concrete ready to use piece. the armchair is available in orange, light orange, green-grey, or white sand… suitable for indoor or outdoor use.”

33.85″ w x 30.7″ d x 29.75″ h
16.5″ seat height x 24.8″ arm height

(Currently there are 3 for 20% off the listed price.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $587.00
Availability: Buy Driade – Tokyo Pop Armchair by Tokujin Yoshioka here

uni form outdoor/indoor collection

Yet another interesting option for outdoor furnishings…and, surprisingly, the stripes enhance rather than detract from the overall design (my opinion of course).

“created by renowned designer david rockwell this series is made of woven nylon fiber making it ideal for either indoor or outdoor use.”

club chair: 32″ wide x 32″ depth x 16″ seat height x 27″ overall height

ottoman: 23″ width x 20″ depth x 16″ height

Purchase Information:

Price: $470.00
Availability: Buy uni form outdoor/indoor collection here

Rocking Bench

If you have a large outdoor space, several of these would be great for entertaining–or just one would be nice for some deep private night conversations.

The design allows for the users to create a gentle ebb and flow of rocking, fostering a feeling of connectedness between the users.

Material: Coated multiplex

Size: 150 x 127 x 52 cm

More information:

View Rocking Bench here

Fatboy Headdemock Hammock

Who doesn’t love a hammock?

“Practical and easy to clean nylon material with a special coating. Rub with a damp cloth to keep it looking new. Metal tubing base.”

Several colors available.

110 L 55 W

Purchase Information:

Price: $399
Availability: Buy Fatboy Headdemock Hammock here

Pix Side Table

Such a perfect little table- indoors or out.

“When designing his Pix Table (2002), Peter Schaffner had four specific goals: The table had to be multipurpose, timeless and space saving, as well as easy to assemble. The ingenious result is a patented table that has only three parts: a plate (or tabletop) and two x-shaped components that form the base. When assembled, the rim of the plate clicks into place over the stable, four-footed base…

The polyester powder coating ensures durable weather- and UV-resistance, and makes Pix suitable for indoor and outdoor use. In less than a minute, Pix can be set up or disassembled and stored flat.”

Available in Red, Green, or Anthracite

H 18″ Diameter 24″

Purchase Information:

Price: $100
Availability: Buy Pix Side Table here