You can select your preferred activity level with these eye-catching furniture pieces fit for weekend (design) warriors: sit, swing or lounge.
Trampoline Armchair by Patricia Urquiola for Cassina
This piece by the legendary Spanish designer is definitely not your average patio chair. It’s the latest in Cassina’s outdoor furniture collection characterized by playful designs. The weave on the armchair’s backrest references the tension cords of trampolines. Upholstery options include fabric made from recycled plastic. Price upon request. For inquiries, or to purchase, visit arksf.com and dzineliving.com in San Francisco, and luminaire.com in Chicago.
Nozomu Hanging Chair by Laura Kirar for McGuire
This chair’s cocoon seat, with soft cushions, makes it perfect for curling up in the breeze with a good book. Naturally, the designer was inspired by relaxing afternoons in Mexico. The chair can also be hung indoors for year-round swinging. Price upon request. Find a showroom here.
Pavona Sofa by Ann Marie Vering for RH
For this sofa, Los Angeles designer Vering took inspiration from handheld folding fans. The handwoven frame is a single continuous panel, and the open weave of all-weather cords casts beautiful shadows on a patio. Cushions are available in over a hundred colors of all-season fabric. Pricing starts at $2,095. Find a showroom here.
Miramar Teak Chaise by Mario Ruiz for RH
The raw simplicity of this teak chaise makes it an interesting addition to a patio. The frame is made with untreated, premium teak, sustainably grown and responsibly harvested from managed forests. It reclines to four positions. Pricing starts at $2,995. Find a showroom here.
The Earl Outdoor Lounge Chair by Jess
This low chair, from the first outdoor collection by the Dutch designer-manufacturer Jess, is perfect for relaxing outside with friends over cocktails. The pillow-shaped cushion is sumptuous, and the steel frame means this piece will last for decades. For inquiries, or to purchase, contact Morlen Sinoway at 312-432-0100 or at morlensinoway.com.
3-Seat Teak Outdoor Sofa by Outer
This sofa design is inspired by the flowing lines and forward movement of automotive design; the back of the sofa has a gentle curved transition into the seat that provides a slight recline. Outer takes sustainability seriously, using sustainably-sourced teak wood, plastic bottles from the ocean and other recycled materials. It’s cushions are family friendly—designed to withstand dirt and spills, in addition to bad weather. $5,290. Find a showroom here.
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Lisa Boquiren is a Marin-based design and architecture writer who also consults on brand strategy for creative businesses. She has served on committees for the American Institute of Architects and has overseen rebranding initiatives at EHDD Architects and the San Francisco Design Center.