The Goods: Outdoor Seating

We've assembled some eye-catching new seating options that celebrate the joys of alfresco living while embodying the freshest trends in outdoor space aesthetics.

Outdoor aficionados are breathing new life into their open-air environments, enhancing their backyard retreats, patio sanctuaries, rooftop oases, decks, and beyond.

Ocean Collection in Burnt Red | Mater

Originally produced in 1955 by Jørgen and Nanna Ditzel using wood veneer and characterised by a light structure, with repeated slats and sturdy metal frames, since 2019 the outdoor collection has been re-imagined tackling various waste streams. Launched in March, the new six-piece collection combines post-consumer e-waste with fiberglass in a colour intended to honour the originators.

Every Day Chair | Landscape Forms

Bent wire and steel strapping come together in a design that is visually light while being robust enough to withstand stacking and repeated reconfiguration. Available with or without arms, the chair’s curves and softened edges create an inviting personality, while a sled base bolsters structural integrity and stability on a variety of surfaces.

GL101 Timbur Outdoor Bench | Carl Hansen & Søn

Designed by Iceland-based Gudmundur Ludvik, this outdoor bench’s name means ‘timber’ in the designer’s native tongue and is made from certified teak, which patinas well over time. Generously shaped armrests function as side tables and an optional seat cushion is fashioned in water-resistant textile.

Copenhagen | OASIQ

A hygge-inspired collection that incorporates weather-resistant teak with high-performance solution-dyed rope, the collection is designed by Milan-based duo Meneghello Paolelli Associati, who’d initial commercial success with an earlier armchair version prompted an expansion into a complete outdoor line.

 Cottage Comfort | RONA

Inspired by the Cottagecore trend, this assortment captures the cozy appeal of grandma’s cottage, featuring a blend of mismatched tableware, crochet cushions, and wildflower accents. Natural fibers and eco-conscious materials enhance the line, paired with a soothing color scheme of greens and light neutrals, accented by touches of teal, coral, and washed terracotta.

Uves Sofa | Andreu World

Designed by Alberto Lievore using 100 per cent FSC-certified iroko wood and available in one, two and three-seater versions with customizable fabric options, but it is the extra-wide arms that provide space for all your patio-lounging activities, be it books, drink glasses and other objects, that will catch most eyes (and bottoms).