The Goods: Outdoor Living
Summer days are meant for outdoor living. Here is a selection of furniture to help you smile, drink, and soak up the sun.
Reef Collection | Talenti
The Italian outdoor furniture maker is bringing two of their collections, Allure and Reef, to the Great White North via Canadian-owned Jardin de Ville. With Reef, the goal of designer Marco Acerbis was to develop a comfortable no-frills product seat with clean shapes, rest organically on the ground and recalls the sea’s waves.
Bonaventure Armchair | LIVØM
Handwoven with durable rope and metal, this outdoor seating offering is indicative of the Canadian slow-living lifestyle brand’s minimalist aesthetic. In addition to an online presence, LIVØM is set to expand a brick-and-mortar retail experience across Québec and Ontario through 2023.
Al Fresco Collection | Carnegie Fabrics
This collection of Outdoor Biobased Xorel fabrics includes Marseille and Catania: resistant to water, sun, and tearing, they are the only indoor/outdoor textile to achieve Cradle to Cradle Gold and Living Product Challenge certifications. Both are sourced from rapidly renewable sugarcane and contain 85 per cent bio-based PE content.
AH Outdoor Series | Carl Hansen & Son
Designed by Danish architect Alfred Homann, this stackable outdoor teak collection is characterized by a simple, clear and logical design, with a focus on high functionality and minimal superfluous details. The series includes 11 pieces including dining tables and chairs, a bench, lounge tables and chairs, and a lounger, all of which can be mixed and matched.
Jackout | Rolf Benz
A re-imagined version of Luca Nichetto’s iconic Jack armchair was shown at Salone del Mobile.Milano 2023 as an outdoor version. Called Jackout, a powder-coated stainless-steel frame uses crossed struts to stabilize it, and a breathable water-repellent seat shell is made using a fabric membrane from Rolf Benz’s Outdoor collection, carefully interwoven by hand with the frame to create an interesting contrast with the technical shell.
Trampoline Lovebed | Cassina
Patricia Urquiola interprets the joy of open-air living with a playful design in this outdoor collection of a sofa, sunbed and lovebed (shown). Made in Italy and characterized by soft, curvy shapes on a painted AISI 304 stainless steel structure.