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5 Hot Seats for Outdoor Living

Five classic chairs reinvented for the modern backyard

By Eric Mutrie

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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’.


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