Luxist Guide to Outdoor Furniture
The plu'MO resort chair works well for beach homes because its sturdy aluminum and synthetic rattan cocoon shields you from the elements. The chairs are all-weather durable and have removable cushions. They sell for $2,315 each.
These glow-in-the-dark chairs from Engelbrechts Furniture are mild mint green by day and phosphorescent by night. No worries about stumbling over your chair in the dark, it's clearly visible. They sell for 213 euros each.
It's not summer without a chaise lounge to relax in. The Montecito chaise from Room & Board is made of wicker with teak wheels and an aluminum base. There's even a storage compartment beneath the backrest. It sells for $1,599.
It's not technically furniture but an insulated carafe can be an important part of outdoor life. The Alfi Achat Carafe is perfect for keeping your lemonade cool. It is a chrome-plated brass carafe with a wicker sleeve and sells for $250.
These glowing planters from Bloom have LED lights at the base. Perfect for garden parties and general evening ambience, they sell for $299 each. I saw these in use outside a hotel in San Francisco earlier this year and they are definitely cool. A bonus is that you could use the planters as coolers for drinks.
The Martini Bar from Kalamazoo Gourmet is a wet bar for your patio. It has Kohler fixtures, a bar sink, an in-line water purifier, bottle rack and condiment holder, an ice compartment and hanging glass storage, The 180 Degree Martini Bar costs $8,750 and is guaranteed to be the focal point at any outdoor party.
The Obelisk from Janus et Cie looks like a piece of sculpture, an eight-foot-tall capsule that can be unpacked into a four barrel-backed club chairs and a 22-inch coffee table. The Obelisk is made from all-weather wicker and aluminum. It sells for $9890.
A loveseat for the perfect summer evening, this bench from Archie's Island holds two adults and comes in a wide variety of colors. They have a whole line of kicky colorful summer furniture in colors from pineapple to periwinkle. The loveseat sells for $750.
Plants are an important part of any outdoor space. Lunaform is a small company in Maine which makes monumental planters that can also be used to create water features in the garden. All pieces are hand turned on wheels, in concrete, and steel reinforced to survive the elements. The Orto Nova shown here sells for $650.
For chillier nights in the summer, an outdoor fire pit is wonderful for toasting marshmallows and staying warm. This Carsten Gollnick fire pit offers modern style that would fit with many different types of decor. It sells for $720.