/Get Inspired/Stuff

5 Hot Seats for Outdoor Living

Five classic chairs reinvented for the modern backyard

By Eric Mutrie

DL-G16-Stuff-Chairs-Roda-2

1 BY THE SEASHORE
Roda’s teak Orson is a refined take on the traditional coastal sling chair. The top shade offers sun protection during long beach reads. Available with grey or sand-coloured Canatex weave fabric. Call for pricing, at Jardin de Ville

DL-G16-Stuff-Chairs-Dansk-1

2 FRESHLY SQUEEZED
With a shapely seat resembling a curled slice of lime, Gloster’s marine-grade leather Dansk is the perfect companion to an afternoon pitcher of extra-tart margaritas. The bucket chair’s rounded teak legs acquire a gorgeous silver-grey patina as they weather. $3220, at Fresh Home & Garden

DL-G16-Stuff-Chairs-Picket-1

3 COTTAGE CLASSIC
Loll Designs delivers a simplified, armless version of the ubiquitous Muskoka chair. Its polyethylene update is made from recycled milk jugs, meaning it won’t fade or warp over time. Also available with a low back. $875, at Hauser

DL-G16-Stuff-Chairs-ARD-1

4 DINNER AL FRESCO
The all-weather cushion on this chic Andrew Richard Designs seat is comfortable enough to keep dinner-party guests at the table long after the sun has set. The chair’s aluminum frame nods to the patterns common on old-school wire bistro sets. $795, at Andrew Richard Designs

DL-G16-Stuff-Chairs-Nanni-1

5 BLOCKBUSTER
More Spielberg than Hitchcock, Nanni’s anodized aluminum director’s chair is a next-gen transformer. The lightweight seat folds flat for carrying and stacks easily in the off-season. Quick-drying fabric resists sunscreen stains. $470, at
The Line Design Lab

Originally published in our Guide 2016 issue as Summer Lovin’.


Categories: Stuff

Latest Tweets Follow Us
  • Designlines Magazine2 hours ago
    RT @AzureMagazine: Join us tonight! Piero Lissoni is leading an #AZURETalks conversation on effective placemaking at @GBCollege from 6:30 -…
  • Designlines Magazine1 day ago
    20 years later home decor shop @MorbaToronto is saying goodbye to its Queen West home and moving... online 💻… https://t.co/E1UMoQJK3H
  • Designlines Magazine1 day ago
    Get tickets: Design Forces XP, @exploreTIDC's fundraising interactive, multi-sensory soirée in support of… https://t.co/uFJFjJJm8G
  • Designlines Magazine2 days ago
    Our top design finds from the @ooak_toronto Winter Show ✨ https://t.co/3RuQ3uD5hY