Two days sun and we at the (smow)blog are already trying to convince the (smow)boss to let us work from the garden for the next six months. Fortunately smow can provide all that we need to both work safety and in comfort out of doors as well as to enjoy our evening.
With its round stainless steel tubular frame, weather-proof plywood top and height-adjustable feet the S1043 is an excellent choice for all outdoor areas; regardless of whether you are looking for a dining table or an outdoor desk. The rounded edges of the S 1043 match formally with the down-turned edges of Mart Stam’s classic S 43 cantilever chair – the teak veneer version of which is also weather-proof.
For far too long sitting out of doors has meant one chair per person; not the most social of solutions and one that all to often dampens the atmosphere on a warm evening with a chilled bottle of wine. The Bubble club sofa by Philippe Starck for Kartell is the solution. An armchair is also available for those who require their own space, and an accompanying side table. Made entirely of plastic, and exceptionally weather resistant, all members of the Bubble Club family can be used out of doors.
For all outdoor occasions it is important to have a handy supply of chairs at the ready; just in the case the neighbours, sisters ex-husband turns up unexpectedly. Lizz by Piero Lissoni & Carlo Tamborini for Kartell are weather resistant, have a classic minimalistic design and are stackable. Available in 7 colours Lizz is perfect for all who like to entertain out of doors, but are never quite sure how many guests will appear.
Outdoor living or working doesn’t necessarily mean giving up on stylish accessories. The La Bohème range by Philippe Starck for Kartell, for example, are wonderfully stylish accessories that can be used as a side table or stool; or simply placed on the edge of a space to define the space.
Every now and again children get bored – so we’ve heard in any case. The Eames elephant from Vitra is the perfect antidote. Theoretically a wonderfully creative children’s stool, Ray and Charles Eames’ elephant is also a plaything and diversion for creative minds. Made from durable dyed polypropylene the elephants are hard-wearing and so while your child explores the garden with Mr Elephant you can enjoy a few minutes adult conversation.