- These outdoor sofas and tables – by B&B Italia, Royal Botania, Roda and others – transform backyards and lakeside decks into tropical retreats.
1 Shore by Hauser
Combining crisp lines and soft angles, this collection’s occasional tables, armchairs and loungers are constructed from tubular stainless steel and upholstered in Textaline, a vinyl-coated nylon mesh that is cool to the touch – even in the sweltering heat – and easy to clean.
2 Canasta by B&B Italia
This update to designer Patricia Urquiola’s airy Canasta collection for the Italian brand is the integration of interlaced polyethylene fibre, the same material used in her shapely Crinoline series. The sofas, armchairs and small tables come in a muted palette of colours, including beige, mushroom and plum.
3 Alison Iroko by Minotti
This collection, originally designed for interiors by Rodolfo Dordoni in 1996, has been reissued with a solid Iroko wood frame suitable for the outdoors. Treated with a UV-protective and weather-resistant varnish, the set features padded cushions in a variety of waterproof fabrics.
4 Lazy by Royal Botania
Available in black or beige, this super-minimalist line combines tables, seats and loungers in a variety of arrangements. Upholstered in all-weather fabric, it’s an ideal solution for busy backyards and hotel patios.
5 Serene by Henry Hall Designs
This barely-there collection by the American manufacturer features teak frames and backrests made from Waprolace, hand-woven synthetic fibre that is recyclable. The collection includes a day bed, dining tables and chairs, and side tables.
6 Basket by Roda
A checker-weave backrest in polyester and hemp enlivens this brushed stainless steel collection by Italy’s Roda, available through Jardin de Ville. The sofas and tables come in smokey grey, creamy white or a combination of both for a classy and chic finish.