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Garden Upgrade | 10 Best Outdoor Additions For Spring / Summer

Our Favourite Outdoor Garden / Patio Furniture

We may not get as many Al Fresco dining opportunities as some of our more weather fortunate European neighbours but thankfully, due to advances furniture design, we can have the garden / patio we love all year round. Thankfully, the abundance of modern outdoor dining sets available right now, the days of retiring our heavy, rusty old furniture to the shed for the harsher months are behind us.

Here's our pick of our favourite outdoor furniture & lighting items, perfect for elevating your garden / outdoor living space this Summer.

Linear Steel Table from Muuto

Muuto's first ever outdoor furniture, the Linear Steel Series, knits functionality and durability into an outdoor environment whilst looking effortlessly elegant.

Shop the Muuto Linear Steel Table here.

Terrazzo Table from HAY

The Terrazzo Table from Hay features a minimalist silhouette that packs a personality punch thanks to its distinctive terrazzo base.

Shop the Hay Terrazzo Table here.

Mira Dining Table from Skagerak

The Mira table from Danish brand Skagerak is a practical yet delicate table with a mesh design through which we are allowed a glimpse of the table's construction. Perfect when paired with the Mira chair below.

Shop the Skagerak Mira Table here.

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Mira Dining Chair from Skagerak

Featuring a delicate (yet sturdy) mesh design, the  Mira Dining chair comes from the same Skagerak range as the table listed above. Want to free up some garden space for the kids? The Mira chair is stackable so that you can easily make room for the little ones to play.

Shop the Skagerak Mira Chair here.

Toldbod 155 Bollard Light from Louis Poulsen

The Toldbod 155 Bollard Light is one of Louis Poulsen's more recent designs. The sleek and simple design means that it is architecturally versatile and suitable for repetitive installations - perfect for your garden, path or driveway.

Shop the Louis Poulsen Toldbod 155 Bollard Light here.

Neu Dining Chair from HAY

The understated elegance of the Hay Neu Pedestal Table make it the perfect piece for any outdoor space, whether it be a garden, balcony or patio. The durable outdoor powder coating finish means that the table is durable and resilient enough to withstand the British elements.

Shop the Hay Neu Table here.

Palissade Lounge Chair Low from HAY

The Palissade range of outdoor furniture from Hay is a Utility best seller. The tubular frame and slatted seat offer a classic design with a contemporary edge while also allowing water an air to pass right through - this will eliminate any chance of the piece collecting water or being blown over. Finished with an electro-galvanised powder coating,  the Hay Palissade lounge chair is both robust and sturdy.

Shop the Hay Palissade Lounge Chair here.

Poly Gregg Table / Floor Lamp from Foscarini

The Gregg Poly Lamp retains the striking organic shape and same soft white light emitted by the highly successful Gregg Lamp but comes with one key difference; the glass diffuser of the Gregg has been replaced by a shade made from polyethylene. This allows for a cheaper alternative to the original Gregg, but more importantly for us it allows the lamp to be used outdoors.

Shop the Foscarini Gregg Poly Lamp here.

Drachmann Bench from Skagerak

Ideal for outdoor dining in the warmer months, the Skagerak Drachmann Bench in Medium is an elegant bench with a classic design. Available in either sapelli white or teak, the bench will complement existing garden furniture as well as making a beautiful patio feature.

Shop the Skagerak Drachmann Bench here.

Generic Chair from Kartell

Generic A Chair is a Philippe Starck designed armchair from Kartell. It's his interpretation of what the bare elements of what a chair "for all people" should contain. As its name further suggests Generic is a dining chair which lends itself to any application - be it a home, cafe, restaurant, public space or even in your garden.

Shop the Kartell Generic Chair A here.

Fireglobe Gas Grill from Eva Solo

The Fireglobe Gas Grill's simple silhouette is deceiving. Behind the sculptural, slender form of this Eva Solo grill is a plethora of intelligent functions that combine to help you create a delicious summer barbecue.Characterised by Danish aesthetics, functionality and extremely high quality this extraordinarily smart grill will last a lifetime, making it truly worth the price point.

Shop the Eva Solo Fireglobe Gas Grill here.


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