Take It Outside: 10 Outdoor Products We Love Right Now

It may only be the month of March, but the unseasonably mild weather has conjured visions of outdoor living and entertainment for many, us included. So to kick off (almost) the start of spring, we highlight 10 favorite, recent residential and hospitality furnishings that have been designed to withstand the elements.

Anglepoise: Original 1227 Giant Outdoor
A while back, we shared about the legacy of this UK-based company that invented the spring-arm task lamp. Now, the company is taking its task-lamp design outside in a playful way. The new collection consists of an oversized floor lamp and oversized articulated wall fixture modeled after the Original 1227 Giant series but engineered for outdoor use with marine-grade stainless steel fittings, a light seal and silicone rubber cable. Each luminaire comes in any of 15 on-trend or classic hues.


Dade Design AG: The Concrete Outdoor Kitchen
This outdoor cooking station marries two of our favorite material types — concrete and wood. But looks aside, this system offers a fully equipped kitchen with water supply and sink, stove and grill, refrigerator and a teak pullout trolley that provides ample storage space for utensils.

Dade Design AG

Dedon: Mbrace
German designer Sebastian Herkner created this new outdoor seating line (also shown at top) combining Dedon’s fiber material with solid teak bases. Like its name sounds, the seat shells of the Mbrace collection seem to cradle the sitter for one of the most comfortable lounging experiences. The family consists of a lounge chair and footstool, rocking chair and wing chair. Each model is available in Spice, Atlantic or Pepper color palettes.


Hay: Palissade
Reportedly coming soon, and previewed at Maison et Objet Paris, Hay’s Palissade Collection is a sleek, pared-down series of seating and tables designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec. The designs consist of curved, slatted elements and slim tubular legs composed of steel in three powder-coat colors. The 13 items in the collection include benches, sofas, tables and dining and lounge chairs.


JANUS et Cie: Tiempo
This Jorge Pensi-designed seating line is constructed of solid premium teak and powder-coated aluminum with electropolished stainless steel legs. End pieces offer a surface for resting objects such as drinks while cleverly concealing open storage and a pullout tray underneath for stashing beverages, snacks and other knickknacks. Cushions are required and sold separately and come in a wide variety of solid colors or patterns.

JANUS et Cie

Karpenter: Grasshopper Double Sunbed
If you’ve ever pulled together two deck chaise lounges to chat with a fellow sunbather, you’re not alone in that line of thought. This double sunbed beautifully combines two reclining spaces with individually adjustable headrests. The slatted-wood design is crafted from 100-percent FSC-certified reclaimed teak with a natural finish.


Kornegay: Quartz Series
These substantial, sculptural precast-concrete planters boast a six-sided, faceted asymmetrical design. Four sizes are available from roughly 26.5 inches in diameter by 27 inches tall to 28 inches in diameter by 45 inches tall. Each can also be specified with an optional 1¼-inch-diameter drainage hole and in any concrete pigment from the Davis Colors line. (Custom color-mixing is also available.)


Sonneman: Inside-Out
Up until now, lighting company Sonneman — A Way of Light has only been producing interior lighting. Its debut outdoor collection consists of weatherproof versions of popular indoor sconce models that are at once both artful and architectural. The more than 20 designs range from a minimalist, vertical bar to a folded metal form providing indirect illumination. All of the Inside-Out fixtures are LED-based.

Sonneman — A Way of Light

Spark Modern Fires: Linear Burner System – Outdoor
Who doesn’t enjoy an outdoor fire? This linear burner series is constructed with durable stainless steel and waterproof internal components and can be specified with flame ribbon lengths ranging from 24 inches to an impressive 96 inches. The units burn natural gas or propane and come with Iceglass Fire Objects, though Lavastone can be purchased separately.

Spark Modern Fires

Vondom: Ulm
This collection designed by Ramón Esteve sports rounded corners and cubic forms for an overall clean geometric look. Ulm comprises a lounge chair, sofa, coffee table, ottoman and clamshell-like daybed with an integrated circular shade. The pieces are made of rotation-molded polyethylene resin with nautical-grade fabric covers, both in a choice of 14 colors (15 if specified in lacquered finish). LED lighting can also be integrated into the pieces to transform them into lighting elements.