Outdoor furniture: 3 design trends for the 2016 summer

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Article from the 2016-03-11, by Anja Beckmann

Skagerak - Float Lounge Sofa Anticipation is the most beautiful joy as we all know. And this is how we can hardly wait until the summer officially starts at the end of March in order to start adding s summer face lift to our garden or balcony. We thereby rely on the latest trends in outdoor furniture design. Blurring the boundaries between indoors and outdoors. And: New weatherproof lounge furniture transform your garden into a second living room.

1. Refined furniture for indoors and outdoors

Vitra shows us how. The traditional manufacturer presents slim chairs and tables in the recently published Belleville collection , which reminds us of the classic French bistro furniture of the Paris quarter of Belleville. This design furniture is an elegant addition for outdoor use as well as for inside of the apartment, made of weather-resistant polyamide and visually refined.

Vitra also shows: Design classics for indoors are also excellently suitable for the garden or on the balcony. This is how the manufacturer presents powder coated, weather-proof editions of famous design classics like the Chair Tom Vac or the vegetal Chair in the White Collection. Not to forget and long awaited: the Landi Chair -a masterly shot from Hans Coray from 1939, which continues being trendsetting today. More than 75 years after the first presentation of the classic, it is produced again by Vitra.

2. Reduced shapes, soft lines

Without jewelry and ornamentation, without rough edges. Who simply loves it, will also like the garden furniture of the summer 2016. The tables, benches, and chairs of the Bellevie design collection of Fermob transmits warmth and friendliness thanks to soft curves and gentle colors. The powder-coated, UV-resistant aluminium at the same time ensures stability and weightlessness. Weather-resistant cushions provide comfort. By the way: These garden furniture pieces also feel great in the apartment just as they do outdoors.

And: Hay conquers the outdoor area as well! The Palisades collection includes all outdoor furniture – from the stools for the balcony up to the table for cosy barbecue evenings. Made of powder-coated steel pipes, the garden furniture pieces are robust when it’s stormy outside. The slatted structure and the soft, unadorned edges are the reason why the collection doesn’t only look airy weightless, but it lets water drain when it rains, avoiding the development of puddles.

Skagerak dares entering unknown realms as well. So far specialized in furniture and accessories made of wood, the Danish manufacturer produced outdoor furniture out of stell for the first time with the Mira series . The subtle colours harmoniously fit into any garden, the finely woven wire mesh chairs and tables give an airy design to the furniture. The reduced figure is respondible for the little space the armchair occupies with its 58 centimeters of width.

3. New resistant outdoor lounge furniture with weatherproof textiles

Rattan was yesterday. Today, the living room furniture for outdoor use are made of weather - and UV resistant polyester or Sunbrella! Fabric made furniture can meanwhile remain outside during the whole summer without any problems thanks to the hard-wearing and water-repellent materials. Water, Sun and sand won’t harm the rugged outdoor beanbags and sofas. Sitting Bull enlarged its home & garden collection with comfortable sofas, chairs and ottomans. The outdoor lounge furniture offer maximal comfort, filled with EPS pearls, inside and outside of the house during the winter season thanks to high-quality appearance and soft materials.

There must be no textile. Outdoor cushions with weather - and UV-resistant fabrics also transform aluminium furniture like the tradition Chair by Skagerak or the Mojo sofa into comfortable lounge furniture.

Wood also ensures lounge atmosphere. The material itself radiates warmth and naturalness. The new wooden furniture for the garden is also supplied with pads made of weather-resistant polyester. The generous shapes and straight lines of the Virkelyst furniture for example, provide sufficient space for all kinds of comfortable pillows and blankets. Find cushions with covers made of dirt and humidity repellent materials, which are able to remain outside when it rains, in our outdoor textiles category. Annoying moving of cushions inside and outside isn’t necessary anymore and you’ll therefore have more time to enjoy comfortable moments in the garden!
Manufacturers such as Walker and Skagerak process high quality timber which is suitable specifically for the outdoor area and defy natural influences. Woods such as teak wood require only little maintenance compared to other types of wood, for you to enjoy your garden furniture for many years! Tips for the teak wood maintenance are readable in our blog.

Sofas and chairs, hammocks, bean bags or pillows - there is a suitable outdoor piece available for every living style. And if we're already placing bean bags and sofas in the garden, why don’t we also take carpets outside? We lay down in the green with the latest outdoor rugs. Thanks to a soft upholstery it is possible to use carpets conveniently for sunbathing or for a picnic. The summer can come!

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