With a busy fall on the horizon, it’s time to soak up summer while you still can. These chaises—even if they might be investments for next year—are ideal for kicking back by the pool with a good book or a podcast.
No need to adjust; this wicker chaise, by the pioneering midcentury designer Clara Porset, has already found the right recline for you. A frame of svelte iron rods gives this chaise a light and airy vibe. Porset spent most of her life in Mexico—hence the Mexican modernist style.
$999 at cb2.com.
Malmo Outdoor Sun Lounge
This lounger from the Australia company Coco Republic was inspired by Scandinavian minimalism. The piece is light and movable, thanks to a slender, stainless-steel frame and rear wheels. Sun-proof cushions and an adjustable back also make this chaise a comfortable place to read and relax.
$1,995 exclusively at HD Buttercup, 310-558-8900.
This Italian chaise, made from a single piece of molded plastic, is the ultimate poolside conversation piece. It’s also surprisingly comfortable, thanks to a removable headrest. It sits on a non-slip rubber pad, or, should you prefer, a stainless steel base. The seat itself is conveniently stackable.
Judging by the elegant angles of this teak chaise, it’s no surprise that it was designed by an acclaimed Italian architect. The back reclines to 5 positions, and the wide seat means there’s room to cuddle up with a furry friend.
Starts at $3,195 or $2,396 for RH members (cushion set sold separately).
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Lisa Boquiren is an architecture and design aficionada who provides brand strategy for creative businesses. She has overseen rebranding initiatives at EHDD Architects and the San Francisco Design Center, and she creates convergent conversations on A+D, and presents, at the American Institute of Architects’ San Francisco and Los Angeles chapters. Photo by Thomas Heinser.