• Save 25% on Bolia Furniture
  • 30% off Wishbone Chairs
  • Up to 50% off Utility Outlet

Garden Upgrade | 10 Best Outdoor Additions For Spring / Summer

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.

Check out our favourite outdoor furniture & lighting items below - perfect for elevating your garden / outdoor living space this Summer.

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 and 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.

Linear Steel Table from Muuto

The Linear Steel Series from Muuto brings new perspectives to modern outdoor furniture through its straight lines alongside the folded edges, half-circular intersecting legs and small spacing for easy removal of water.

ept visually clean for long-lasting aesthetics, the Linear Steel Series finds its distinct character through subtle detailing and a simple expression, allowing for it to complement any outdoor setting.

Shop the Muuto Linear Steel series.

Outdoor Shelving Bundles from String

The String Shelving System, designed by Nils Strinning in 1949 is a true design classic and here it's been given a makeover for use outdoors. Each component is made from galvanised metal to withstand everything the element will throw at it. Use in a garden, yard, potting shed, greenhouse or utility room!

We've done the hard work so you don't have to. Shop ready-to-buy bundles including free-standing outdoor units at Utility today.

Shop the modular String Galvanised System.

An Outdoor Bat & Beetle Chair from Gubi

An iconic chair inspired by nature, now reimaged for outdoor use. The Gubi Outdoor Bat Dining Chair is part of Gubi's new Outdoor Collection.

The chair's lightweight composition enables it to be easily moved between indoor and outdoor spaces. Perfect for relaxing or dining alfresco, the Bat Outdoor Chair provides a contemporary aesthetic and high levels of comfort to your outdoor space.

Shop the outdoor versions of the Gubi Beetle Chair and Gubi Bat Chair at Utility today.

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.

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.

Bubble Club Sofa & Armchair from Kartell

A landmark in design history, the Bubble Club is a pioneer of single mould plastic furniture. Designed by Philipe Starck and brought to life by the specialists at Kartell, this striking range features a contrast of classic curves and sharp lines while the colourful plastic shell enables use both indoors and out.

Shop the Kartell Bubble Club.

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.

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.

The Desert Chair by Ferm Living

The Ferm Living Desert Chair invited both comfort and sustainability into your home. This chair is made solely from recycled bottles and it's versatile aesthetic allows it to adapt to both indoor and outdoor environments. Perfect for relaxing.

Available with 3 metal base finishes and a host of upholstery options, the Desert Chair is perfect for lounging by the pool, in the patio or just about anywhere else the sun is shining!

Shop the Desert Chair.

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.

Time for more? 10 of the Best Table/ Desk Lamps A Look Inside the Aalto Residence | Arne Jacobsen's Most Iconic Designs

Share Editorial
You May Also Like
  1. Heatherhill Beach House | Norm Architects
    Heatherhill Beach House | Norm Architects

    Nestled amidst scenic hills, Heatherhill Beach House designed by Norm Architects is a harmonious blend of Danish architectural traditions and contemporary innovation. Words via Norm ArchitectsPhotography by Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen In every facet, this exceptional holiday home is a testament to...

    Read More
  2. The Complete Guide to Buying Your Dream Sofa
    The Complete Guide to Buying Your Dream Sofa

    Choosing the perfect sofa is more than just selecting a piece of furniture; it's about curating the heart of your home. From lazy Sunday afternoons to entertaining guests, your sofa sets the tone for countless memories. Yet, navigating the vast...

    Read More
Next Working Day Delivery View UK delivery options
Delivering to 150 Countries View delivery options

Thank You Messages

"Every part of their service and process is polite, efficient and accurate. Zero complaints what so ever, and continually impressed by this company."

May 7th 2023 | Tony

"good customer service....Very happy that I was able to amend my order after I realised that I needed to go with a smaller size..Good communication throughout. Table arrived well within the timeframe..and I love it!"

Jul 13th 2023 | Bjorn Lie

"Excellent customer service, the lady that assisted me on the telephone & via email was professional and super efficient, the service I received today was fabulous, would highly recommend Utility"

Jul 11th 2022 | Suzie S

"Great price and actually had the item in stock and this company is UK based and actually has customer service staff who answer the phone. Will definitely be using Utility Design again."

Jun 11th 2022 | Carl Rooney

"Utility Design have a wonderful selection of beautiful products but I was particularly impressed by their customer service when my delivery was delayed by the courier. They went above and beyond to keep me informed"

Jul 13th 2023 | Emma Young

"An absolute pleasure to deal with, their edit and knowledge superlative."

Jul 7th 2023 | AM