August 1, 2020

Elevate Open-Air Spaces with Curated Furniture Collections by RH Contract

Organic, gently curved frames and tapered legs offer a study in simplicity and finely tuned proportions in the Balmain collection. Photography by RH Contract. 

When it comes to creating open-air workspaces and lounges—more popular now than ever before—designers never fail to employ a bit of imagination, from cushioned chairs that double as hubs for focused work to dining-turned-conference tables. To ease the specification process, RH Contract offers a curated selection of commercial-grade furnishings that add a touch of luxury to any outdoor oasis.  

The Aegean collection in handcrafted iron aluminum is inspired by the geometric shapes of the mid-century modern movement. Photography by RH Contract. 

The brand’s curated collections enable designers to create safe and stylish outdoor spaces for teams returning to the office and homeowners alike. Uncompromising in quality, each thoughtfully designed collection is available in Grade-A sustainably harvested teak and meticulously crafted rustproof aluminum, such as the sleek and minimalistic pieces that distinguish the Balmain collection. “Balmain was inspired by the curved silhouette of the Sydney Harbour Bridge,” says designer Nicholas Condos.

Classic and contemporary styles are made to last with meticulous metal work reinforced by a proprietary durable finish. Photography by RH Contract. 

Constructed with sturdy mortise-and-tenon joints, RH Contract’s teak offerings are built to withstand the harshest conditions, from summer sun to winter snow. With the Navarro Collection’s Bauhaus-inspired smooth curves, the rich, horizontal grain of the wood adds an esteemed essence. Artisan craftsmanship is reflected in every piece, adding character while maintaining a professional appeal. 

The Navarro Collection’s subtly tapered legs and interplay of angles are softened by nuanced curves. Photography by RH Contract. 

RH Contract’s durable aluminum also lends itself to linear designs, such as those favored by modernists. Low slung with clean right-angles and boxed bases, the Marbella collection’s streamlined silhouettes afford the user plenty of personal space. Broad plinths and wide slats are juxtaposed with narrow elements and framed open space, creating a concise formal balance. 

Handcrafted slate aluminum gives the Marbella collection a solid and modern appeal. Photography by RH Contract. 

In today’s environment, where designers are tasked with creating multi-use outdoor spaces that enable people to gather while remaining socially distant, RH Contract serves as a vital resource—offering an expansive assortment of durable furnishings that suit a range of aesthetics, from rustic country homes to chic urban rooftops. When searching for a piece built to withstand the elements and designed with craftsmanship top of mind, designers need look no further than the brand with the industry’s largest range of contract-quality RH frames and finishes. Further, the reticulated foam cushions featured in many of RH Contract’s collections dry quickly, making for a low maintenance seating option. They also can be upholstered with Sunbrella or Perennials performance fabrics, as well as a custom selection. RH Contract’s carefully curated furnishings, developed to withstand even the harshest conditions, turn any outdoor design dream into reality.  

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