Outdoor Armchairs & Sofas
Sofas and lounge chairs for the garden
For all who prefer to spend their summer relaxing weekends in the garden or hosting cocktail parties on the terrace, lounge chairs and sofas suitable for outdoor use are an essential. Not that outdoor living needs mean compromises in terms of design: contemporary outdoor furniture is every bit as elegant as indoors and allow individual outdoor lounge areas to be created to meet your own style.
Designer brands with outdoor seating furniture portfoliosIn order to ensure first-class comfort outside, manufacturers such as Vitra, Kartell and Co. have developed concepts that allow their furniture to withstand wind and weather while keeping a focus on the aesthetics. The upholstery and cover fabrics of many garden furniture, for example, are crafted from innovative dirt and water-repellent as well as mould-resistant materials. Plastic in particular is often used for outdoor furniture.
For whom is plastic particularly suitable as an outdoor sofa material?For anyone looking for a large lounge sofa for the garden or beautiful garden chairs Gloster garden furniture impresses with high-quality materials such as teak or rattan and elegant design. Teak is a valuable tropical wood that Gloster cultivates sustainably on its own plantations. Due to its high rubber content teak is naturally weatherproof and therefore perfectly suitable for outdoor use.
In 2010 Philippe Starck designed one of the most well-known outdoor sofas, a work which briefly disrupted the furniture industry: Bubble Club was the first sofa to be industrially manufactured from plastic and is now a popular choice in cafés and restaurants.
Why don't fabric outdoor sofas go mouldy?Although designer sofas and armchairs that are suitable for outdoor use should not be left outside over winter, they are well protected against summer rain showers. Thus can be left out all summer long.
And why don't the mould? Their covers are laminated. However, the manufacturers of designer outdoor sofas also use what is known as Quick Dry Foam or cold foam (encased in a protective membrane) for the upholstery interior, through which rainwater runs through and thus waterlogging is prevented should the lamination of the cushions deteriorate over time.