Furniture for an Outdoor Oasis

Turn your backyard (or patio, rooftop, or jerry-built fire escape terrace) into a warm-weather refuge with our favorite furniture and textiles of the moment.
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    Outdoor Bela rugs by Doshi Levien for Kettal

Bela rugs Doshi Levien for Kettal

Outdoor Bela rugs, made by the London studio Doshi Levien for Spanish outdoor brand Kettal, explore the interplay of different geometries. Made of polyester, the floor coverings were introduced during last year’s Salone del Mobile in Milan and became available for purchase in-store in 2019.

    Oaxaca rug by Nanimarquina

Nanimarquina Oaxaca rug

Introduced at Maison&Objet in January, Nanimarquina’s inaugural outdoor collection includes the Oaxaca rug, made from PET fiber that’s woven into an unexpected checkerboard-and-floral motif.

    Quadrado table by Marcio Kogan of Studio MK27 for Minotti

Marcio Kogan Studio MK27 Quadrado table for Minotti

Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan of Studio MK27 created the Quadrado table for Minotti out of teak duckboard, a material commonly used in yachts to facilitate the outflow of water, and an aluminum base covered in a striking lava-stone powder finish.

    LC1 Chair by Cassina

Cassina Outdoor Le Corbusier

The iconic LC1 chair, designed by Le Corbusier with his cousin Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand in 1928, gets an outdoor-friendly upgrade: the Italian furniture brand Cassina teamed up with the Le Corbusier Foundation, Pernette Perriand-Barsac (Charlotte’s daughter), and design historian Arthur Rüegg to develop the seat’s new upholstery options and its colored, textured steel frame.

    Patio collection by Karina Nielsen Rios for Kvadrat

Karina Nielsen Rios Patio collection for Kvadrat

Copenhagen-based textile designer Karina Nielsen Rios created the Patio collection for Kvadrat using specially developed Trevira CS yarn in an environmentally friendly fluorocarbon-free finish that’s chlorine-, seawater-, and artificial weathering–resistant. 

    Nautica swing chair by MUT Design Studio for Expormim

MUT Design Studio Exporim Nautica Swing Chair

Designed by Spain’s MUT Design Studio for Expormim, the Nautica swing chair debuted in 2013. This year, it was released in new colors and a patio-friendly aluminum version, all finished in textured epoxy paint with a polyurethane seat cushion.

    On and On chair by Barber & Osgerby for Emeco

On & On Chair by Barber & Osgerby for Emeco

Made with as little material as possible, Barber & Osgerby’s On and On chair for Emeco is an exercise in the clever use of environmentally friendly materials—in this case, PET infused with fiberglass and nontoxic pigments—and can be recycled at the end of its life. 

    Campus by Dedar

Dedar Campus

Campus, a new garden party–ready geometric pattern created by Dedar using a panama weave, is made from polypropylene fibers that are dyed before they’re intertwined, ensuring its colors remain vibrant.

    Torino table by BoConcept

BoConcept Torino table

The outdoor version of BoConcept’s pared-down Torino table is both scratch- and weather-resistant, thanks to its ceramic glass top and sturdy matte-lacquered steel base.

    Jardin Suspendu planter by Patrizia Moroso

MAfrique Planter Basket S85C Green and Midnight

Launched a decade ago by Italian furniture designer Patrizia Moroso, the M’Afrique initiative invites blue-chip designers—including Tord Boontje, Sebastian Herkner, and Concetta Giannangeli—to work with artisans in Dakar, Senegal. The result: dazzling outdoor furniture, including the Jardin Suspendu planter, made from painted steel, wire, and hand-woven thread.; 

    Terry towel by Ellen Dusen for Design within Reach

Ellen Van Dusen for Design Within Reach

Ellen Van Dusen of Brooklyn-based textile brand Dusen Dusen created this brightly hued cotton terry towel—informed by midcentury resort architecture, Italian industrial design, and Scandinavian textiles—for Design Within Reach. Its jacquard-weave pattern is inverted on the underside.

    Cache sofa by Blu Dot

Blu Dot Cache Sofa

Fast-drying, mildew-resistant foam cushions upholstered in high-performance Sunbrella fabric are cradled by a noodly powder-coated aluminum frame in Blu Dot’s Cache sofa, shown here in tomato.


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