Outdoor Furniture Roundup: Garden Party
1. The French are known for their beautiful gardens and furniture. Why not have a bit of both? Modeled after a Louis XV daybed, the Massant teak sofa provides elegant seating for three. Cote France (T), NYDC, 212-684-0707.
2. Always in bloom, the Petal table (designed by Richard Schultz for Knoll) is so special it is part of MoMA’s permanent collection. Individual teak petals expand and contract with the seasons to prevent warping, while the “stem” is formed from powder-coated stainless steel. Design Within Reach, Stamford, 203-614-0787, Westport, 203-227-9707.
3. Teak tête-à-tête seating, designed by John Hutton for Sutherland’s Boardwalk Collection, sports cushions covered in a Perennials fabric. Sutherland Furniture (T), D&D, 212-871-9717.
4. Made in the shade, the Doubledecker umbrella from Santa Barbara is available in sun-kissed colors, accented with retro trim like scallop, fringe or Greek key. Through Walters Wicker (T), D&D, 212-758-0472.
5. The Montmartre bar, shown here in Willow Green, is equipped with a handle for portable entertaining. Made of lacquered steel, it includes a bottle rack that can hold wine or plants. Known for vibrant outdoor furnishings, Fermob offers a palette of 24 vivid hues. Through Pergola, New Preston, 860-868-4769.
6. The Emmet rocker is a modern interpretation of the iconic Adirondack chair. Made of recycled, high-density plastic, it is destined to become a classic. Room & Board, NYC, 212-334-4343.
7. The organic grass and stone colorways of Dedon’s Dala planters blend harmoniously into nature. Eco-friendly fiber, made from recycled packaging, is woven over an aluminum mesh structure. Through Lillian August, Norwalk, 203-847-1596.
8. The Arches armchair by Henry Hall heralds a teak base paired with tubular aluminum covered in a gray woven acrylic fabric. Created by Italian designer, Marco Dolcino, his unique piece is artistic in nature but durable enough for outdoor use. Through Walters Wicker (T), D&D, 212-758-0472.
9. Perfect for dining alfresco, the Patio Bistro chair by Palecek offers the timeless charm of the classic café chair. Constructed of a powder-coated aluminum frame and brushed in a brown two-tone finish, the seat and back feature all-weather fabric. Palacek (T), NYDC, 212-287-0063.
A version of this article appeared in the May 2014 issue of Connecticut Cottages & Gardens with the headline: Garden Party.