Outdoor furniture offers a world of possibility. Indoors, we're constrained by space and decor requirements. But outdoors? Outdoors is where people expect you to let your hair down a bit - and there's an inherent need for practicality as well when we're talking about weather-proof furniture. No messing with fancy wood finishes and veneers.
It can be a bit daunting to come up with a master plan for your patio, though. That's why we've come up with a pretty comprehensive list to give you a few ideas. Here are 9 of our favorite looks from different outdoor furniture manufacturers.
Right now, all Kartell outdoor furniture is on sale at 15% off. Kartell's offering features icons like the Bubble Club Collection, as featured on Boston Legal at the end of every episode. Picture yourself sitting back in the Bubble Club Lounge like Denny Crane - with a glass of whiskey and a cigar.
This one really could be broken up into a whole bunch of different collections. Each and every one is fully weather resistant, and Tommy Bahama is probably the single most comfortable outdoor furniture manufacturer out there. This stuff is seriously nap-worthy, but at the same time it cleans up for company like a charm. It's a fittingly elegant complement to any home with a well-designed interior.
Eames outdoors. What else do I need to say?
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Teak has always held a spot close to my heart. Its silvery-grey weathered color is a fixture from childhood memories of my mother's garden. This well-made, weather-resistant outdoor furniture is some of the best of its kind we've found.
Perfect for anyone who wants low-maintenance, hassle-free outdoor furniture and has a modern style palate, these wire pieces do their best to be visually unobtrusive. At the same time, Emu carries a comfort level that you'd never think was possible in wire furniture. I've sat in the Heaven chairs and can attest that they were shaped just right and formed from flattened wires to eliminate pressure points. Can wire be luxurious? Emphatically, yes.
6. Loll Designs
Made from recycled milk jugs (what's more sustainable?) in the U.S.A., Loll's classically formed outdoor furniture takes on many shapes and sizes. One of this company's best features is a dying process that makes their bright colors all but fade-proof.
A recent addition to the ranks of the outdoor furniture manufacturers, Blu Dot has stepped up to the plate in a big way. Fresh, modern, and minimal, their Jibe and Skiff collections are popping up in trendy neighborhoods all across the country.
8. Bend Seating
You want fun? Here's your ticket! Colorful, quirky, and more than a little bit inspirational, this powder-coated bent wire furniture works equally well indoors as outdoors.
This polished series is the granddaddy of them all as far as modern outdoor furniture is concerned. Created especially for Florence Knoll's oceanfront home, Richard Schultz's 1966 Collection is as weatherproof as the world has ever seen. Not even rocks are this weatherproof. OK, maybe that's hyperbole. But the clean lines and smooth textures of this collection give meaning to the term, "easy does it." Add the Bertoia chairs and Schultz's Petal Tables, and you've got a serious modern outdoor repertoire.