From weather-proof love seats to kid-catered ergonomics
As winter turns to spring, suddenly our backyards, patios and balconies become the spaces we spend all our time. Whether hosting large parties or simply basking in the sun on a quiet afternoon, consider these modern seating solutions to refresh your space.
Trelica Teak Collection
Designed by Thomas Bina and Ronald Sasson, the handcrafted Trelica Teak seating collection takes inspiration from the geometry of Brazilian architecture. Untreated teakwood is sustainably sourced and arranged in a playful pattern that perfectly frames weather-resistant linen cushions. Available in over 140 colours, this outdoor seating collection can be customized to match all your design needs. From $8,917, at Restoration Hardware.
Encinitas All-Weather Wicker Lounge Chair
Wicker is a durable material that is both airy and easy to maintain. Woven over an iron frame, it makes a textural statement in the Encinitas wicker lounge chair, perfect for pool decks and patios. $1,499, at Pottery Barn.
Spruce things up with the vintage-inspired Navene armchair. While the minimalist tube frame embraces the characteristics of industrial French design, the polyester cushion adds a modern twist. If you’re looking to add seating to tight outdoor quarters, Navene’s sleek design is a no-brainer. $549, at CB2.
Don’t forget about the little ones. Made from upcycled plastic toys, this tot-sized chair by ecoBirdy makes a design-forward addition to any outdoor space and offers the kids a seat at the table. Its robust ecothylene material makes this outdoor seating option easy to carry around and wipe clean from spills or raindrops. $314, at GOODEE.
On top of being eco-friendly and manufactured in Canada, this outdoor love seat is made from high-quality Sunbrella fabric. Ideal for families and small gatherings, Nisswa’s cozy cushions will have you sprawling out through spring and summer. From $2,695.50, at EQ3.
Blu Dot describes this outdoor seater as what happens when a minimalist goes on vacation and gets in touch with their inner hippy, and we couldn’t agree more. Suitable for all types of weather, this high-performance outdoor seating solution is the place to be during the dog days of summer. $3,244, at Urban Mode.
Toronto-based Umbra is known for providing décor items that are both aesthetically current and affordable. The organic shape of the Ringo outdoor chair makes for a unique look on patios and backyard lounge areas. With the ability to stack up to six chairs, easy storage is just one more reason to opt for Ringo. $135, at Umbra.
Pacha Lounge Chair
From French designer Pierre Paulin, the Pacha lounge chair is a testament to the low-level living trend of the 1970s. The round edges and raised base make for a comfortable yet cozy outdoor seating solution, with a chevron upholstery suited for outdoor use. As this retro style emerges once again, it will give your outdoor space a truly curated feel. $4,999, at Design Within Reach.
If you gravitate toward a brutalist or industrial aesthetic, Vondom is for you. Cast out of solid resin, this chair is not only a sturdy outdoor seating option but a decorative statement piece in its own right. On top of that, Vondom is easy to clean and can withstand even the harshest of natural elements. Price upon request, at ARD Outdoor.
Available in four colours and unique forms, the lightweight Satao collection is extremely versatile. Modelled after Satao African elephants – hence the name – this collection is distinct for its authentic, organic form. Whether you’re looking for tall bar stools or lounge seating, each shape possesses a wide back for reliable support. $515, at Stylegarage.