February 27, 2019

8 Sleek and Versatile Outdoor Products

From low-slung lounge chairs to moonlike sconces, here are eight of the latest outdoor products to hit the market.

Designer: Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia

Product: Ribes

Standout: Versatility defines the modular seating system in powder-coated aluminum by the Interior Design Hall of Fame member, its cushions and bolsters upholstered in water-repellent polyester. 

Designer: Raffaello Galiotto for Nardi

Product: Trill

Standout: Though inspired by the language of metalwork, the industrial designer chose lightweight, recyclable fiberglass resin for the material of his sleek and precise stackable chair. 

Designer: Thomas Bentzen for Muuto

Product: Linear

Standout: Formerly the head of design for Muuto, the Thomas Bentzen Industrial Design founder has returned to the manufacturer for its foray into all-weather furniture, a steel table and bench set offered in four powder-coats. 

Designer: Gordon Guillaumier of Roda

Product: Laze

Standout: The industrial designer and company art director stretched supportive polyester filaments across a powder-coated stainless-steel frame to form the low-slung lounge chair, which is also available as a rocker. 

Designer: Karina Nielsen Rios for Kvadrat

Product: Patio

Standout: The textile designer’s latest collection for the brand—and its first outdoor line—is made of specially developed Trevira CS yarns dyed from such natural ingredients as eucalyptus leaves, with a fast-drying, fluorocarbon-free finish. 

Designer: Henrik Pedersen for Gloster

Product: Archi

Standout: The 365° North founder’s background in fashion design is evident in his exquisite coordination of buffed teak and polyester rope backing for the lounge chair, also available in an ottoman, barstool, and dining chair. 

Designer: Mario Ruiz for RH

Product: Sebastian

Standout: Sculptural armrests contrast with an otherwise rectilinear frame and tailored cushions for the Spanish industrial designer’s collection in weathered or natural teak that also includes a chaise longue, dining table, and chairs.

Designer: Christian Flindt for Louis Poulsen

Product: Flindt Wall

Standout: The furniture and industrial designer shines his talent on lighting with a cast-aluminum and polycarbonate sconce, its aperture on top directing its LED glow up and down, suggestive of a waning moon.

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