11 Unique Furnishings to Elevate Your Outdoor Space
Next time a client asks you to outfit their luxury alfresco areas, you can reach for these show-stopping pieces.
Picture this: A client calls you after buying a beautiful home with a great backyard, expansive patio, or dock. All that’s left to do to make these splendid outdoor areas true extensions of their new retreat is to find the right furniture.
When tasked by discerning homeowners to create a spirit of place in their outdoor settings, many designers know to look to DEDON. The brand set out to revolutionize outdoor furniture when it was founded in 1990, becoming the first to weave synthetic fiber into luxury outdoor designs. Today, the international luxury furniture brand with headquarters in Germany sells to customers in more than 100 countries on six continents.
And, DEDON is still as innovative as ever. If you’re in the market for sturdy, stunning pieces to weather all your summer parties as well as mother nature, these 11 unique furnishings are a must-see.
1. NESTREST - Shop It
Meet cozy, protective, organic NESTREST. An undeniable statement-maker, the unique design transforms your typical garden sofa into an architectural showpiece. Created by Fred Frety & Daniel Pouzet, NESTREST was inspired by the shapes, textures, and colors found in nature, and by the sophisticated design of certain bird nests.It is constructed out of specially created DEDON Fiber, four centimeters wide, guaranteeing a durable and solid weave that is open and breathable yet private. One can rest sheltered within to look out without outsiders seeing in. Built around an aluminum frame, NESTREST is much lighter than one might assume, weighing only 220 lbs. It may be hung from trees or from other available supports using a specialized system of ropes. The interior contains a single, large mattress cushion as well as an array of smaller cushions to add to the luxe comfort.
2. MBRACE - Shop It
Known for its modern mix of materials, this award-winning collection designed by Sebastian Herkner is beloved. Now combining teak, woven fiber, and an optional die-cast aluminum base, its look is more distinct and richer than ever before.The collection takes its name from the welcoming gesture of the seating which wraps users in a cozy embrace. MBRACE comprises a full range of dining and lounging elements, including coffee and side tables with handcrafted ceramic surface patterns.
3. TIBBO - Shop It
Renowned British designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby created TIBBO for today's living, an era in which indoor and outdoor living spaces are fully merging. And, it's a particularly special collection. Revolutionary in its own way for DEDON, TIBBO is the brand’s first collection in teak.It combines meticulous craftsmanship, superior comfort, and remarkable lightness in a design that’s distinctive, streamlined, and pure. Comprising both dining and lounge elements in a mix of teak, textiles, and woven fiber, TIBBO gives your spaces a modern yet rich look and feel.
4. MU - Shop It
Created for contemporary lifestyles, MU by Toan Nguyen for DEDON is a modular lounge system of understated elegance and exceptional versatility. Easily adapted to any living space, it combines the comfort and durability only DEDON can provide. In addition to the classic dark Vulcano, MU is now available in the cool, light gray of Accona.
5. ORBIT - Shop It
ORBIT is the original icon of outdoor furniture design. A new typology of loveseat able to rotate 360° in pursuit of always having the best view, it was a sensation from the moment it launched.Sixteen years later, Richard Frinier’s multiple-award-winning collaboration with DEDON continues to delight, surprise, and inspire with its novel design, precision-opening canopy, and promise of irresistible comfort. Upon its arrival, your clients will surely want to jump right in. Luckily, there's plenty of room for pets and people for chic unwinding.
6. DALA - Shop It
DALA takes inspiration from the artisanship and improvised seating arrangements of the developing world. Surface and structure merge in this versatile collection by Stephen Burks, each piece starting as a powder-coated frame of aluminum mesh through which DEDON´s master weavers work. Each piece is hand-woven using richly textured strands of DEDON’s groundbreaking ecological fiber.DALA accessories include planters and lanterns in various sizes. Designed using the same mesh structure and environmentally friendly fiber as the DALA furniture, the DALA planter and lantern are a lovely complement to any DEDON collection.
7. BELLMONDE - Shop It
Easy elegance meets contemporary comfort in BELLMONDE by Henrik Pederson. Designed to encourage relaxation, this warm and welcoming collection is characterized by soft organic forms and an innovative textured weave. New armchairs and a reimagined lounge chair join the versatile BELLMONDE table to form a larger ensemble that’s ideal for bringing people together for dining in style or simply lounging, whether by sunshine or starlight.And, it has a new color story: Pine. As designers know, greens are calming color codes that directly link to nature, so this is a much-awaited addition.
8. DAYDREAM - Shop It
Creative, spirited, and charming, DAYDREAM is pure DEDON DNA. With its undulating lines, Viennese cane-weaving pattern, and generous proportions, the four-poster canopy daybed is designed for laying about, solo or with loved ones. Imagine your clients reading a book, sipping a glass, conversing, or drifting in and out of dreams here with the water or mountains in sight. If "resort-like" is what you are going for, this daybed is a strong pick.
9. SEAX - Shop It
SEAX stands for sophistication and modernity. Distinguished by its meticulous attention to detail, inventive design solutions, and alluring array of materials, colors, and textures, this award-winning collection could only be the work of French designer Jean-Marie Massaud.It offers folding armchairs, folding lounge chairs, and footstools, as well as an array of dining and coffee tables. SEAX comes in a wide variety of exclusive fabric colors and gives you two options for the powder-coated frame with an optional teak finish on the arms.
10. SWINGREST - Shop It
Perfect for hanging on the terrace or veranda, or even indoors, the SWINGREST is distinguished by the purity and simplicity of its concept. Rather than complicate it unnecessarily, Pouzet decided to focus instead on refining the details of the design, developing, for instance, the SWINGREST's elegant suspension system, its 180° rotating tabletop and the specially created cord that wraps around its exposed tubing.Available in a Natural and Chalk colored weave, SWINGREST comes with an optional fabric curtain cover that's perfect for making shade and giving privacy while letting those inside see out.
11. SEASHELL - Shop It
No contradictions: Open, light shapes and breezy outlines are merged with comfort, the ability to stack, and sturdiness in this collection from DEDON. The design creates the idea of a refuge as well as a sense of complete protection. Its wide backrests are ergonomically designed, hugging the body comfortably, while the open mesh weave underlines the overall impression of lightness. As a result, people can feel relaxed, secure, and at ease as they sit and chat day or night.All elements of the SEASHELL collection stack and are suitable for large outdoor spaces–such as restaurants, poolside areas, and patios–as well as for indoor areas in a home.
Since the beginning, DEDON has worked closely with some of the world’s leading designers, from household names to emerging talents. Investing in these creative collaborations, DEDON is consistently able to raise the bar for design and innovation in outdoor furniture.
If, like DEDON, you believe that outdoor living areas should be furnished with the same attention to style and comfort as those inside the home, this brand may be your perfect match.
Explore their stunning creations in-person at DEDON New York in Manhattan’s D&D Building or visit their website to learn more.