As temperatures continue to rise, cooling off is priority numero uno. Here are our picks of vibrant, low-impact accessories from top-notch brands including Dedon and Gandia Blasco that keep you cool indoors and out.
1 City Camp by Dedon
Annette Hinterwirth’s all-in-one retreats accommodate relaxing, dining and sleeping. The garden swing with daybed (and rollaway mattress) comes in a canopy box that recalls explorers’ base camp set-ups, compelte with leather straps and stainless steel carabineers.
2 Flinga by Almedahls
Wallpaper designer Iris Mashek’s foray into drapery is perfect for when you want to reduce glare without blocking out the sun. The polyester Trevira CS curtain is punctuated with a chaotic pattern of “snowflake flowers in space,” hence its name (Swedish for “flake”).
3 Bali by Gandia Blasco
Rather than reinvent the parasol, Odosdesign embraced it with a customizable, UV-resistant sunshade and a thermo-lacquered galvanized iron base that are as bare bones as you can get. Four earth-toned hues warm up the crank-operated shade.
4 Q by Stadler Form
“An object – and a fan” is how the Swiss company describes Carlo Borer’s Q-shaped stainless steel and aluminum fan. It boasts a three-speed control, quiet mechanisms and height-adjustable rubber feet.
Excerpted from Here Comes the Sun in our May 2012 issue.