On the train to Cologne the signs were unmissable, the sun may have been gloriously, victoriously, shinning, as it has done since Easter, from a clear azure sky: but autumn is definitely approaching. And while it may be a bit premature to start planning for...
As the days get longer and the sun stronger, we are naturally drawn outside to the terrace and the balcony, the garden and the park. Robust, weatherproof and easy to clean outdoor furniture are indispensable in enhancing the experience. These can be flexible multi-purpose chairs such as the Vegetal by the brothers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Vitra, or the Kartell Masters Chair, but also objects designed specifically for outdoor use, such as that from Gloster or Skagerak.
Conveniently, outdoor furniture often comes in coated metal, such as the Chair_One by Konstantin Grcic for Magis, which impresses both inside and out, or the Palissade collection from the Scandinavian manufacturer Hay.
Furniture made of wood or textile is perfectly suitable for the balmy summer evening on the terrace; for example, the portfolio of the Danish family business Skagerak features a wide selection of outdoor furniture crafted from natural woods or fabrics, and objects which impress not only on account of their timeless design but also because of their sustainability. If you want to be particularly comfortable in the outdoor area, SACKit products are a must - from the hammock to the beanbag to the practical stool, the Danish brand offer a wide range of fresh outdoor products that all have one thing in common: they are incredibly comfortable and also visually pleasing. And which garden party guest will fail to be impressed by the impressive fire bowls Helios and Flame?
The comfortable and timelessly elegant lounge furniture from Gloster helps make the terrace or the pool area as comfortable as the living room - thus allowing you to move your summer fully outdoors. Furniture such as the Bay Lounge Chair or the Bay Sofa are not only convincing in terms of cosiness: they are visually pleasing, while with their teak frame and upholstery in natural shades they seamlessly blend into the environment, and the inclusion of recycled materials give each piece of Gloster furniture a unique touch. With his Grid Lounge Sofa Henrik Pedersen has developed a cozy and sophisticated lounge sofa designed especially for the outdoors, and a piece of furniture on and which with you are guaranteed many years of pleasure: the timelessly designed lounge sofa will not go out of fashion visually, has particularly weatherproof cushions, can be customised if required, and even provided with a protective cover.
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