May 24, 2013
Minimal Al Fresco: Five Subtle Products for Outdoor Living
The latest outdoor decor puts the focus back on nature.
With the arrival of spring comes the desire to get outside and enjoy the sunshine, fresh air, and all that is in bloom. The latest outdoor decor embraces this concept by putting the focus on the surrounding landscape, rather than the furnishings themselves. Clean lines, subtle colors, and muted designs allow the scenery to take center stage. Be it a lamp that adds a subtle glow to a Memorial Day celebration that lasts late into the night, or a sofa that allows one to stretch out while reading (or napping) on a glorious sunny afternoon, the new products shown here serve as a reminder that, try as we might, no object can rival the beauty of Mother Nature.
KETTAL BITTA DAYBED
The natural colors, braided polyester, and comfortable cushions of this completely weatherproof furniture bring to mind a cosy bird’s nest.
LIGNE ROSET SOUS MON ARBRE LAMP (left)
Much more elegant than a string of Christmas twinklers, this portable light can be hung from a tree branch.
MARSET CALA LAMP (right)
Providing rich, textured illumination, this light is available in suspension, table, and floor versions.
VONDOM BYEBYE PLANTER
The extruded shape of this planter by the designers Harry & Camila creates soft contours of light and shade.
ROYAL BOTANIA LAZY COLLECTION
Upholstered in UV- and water-resistant material, this modular sofa can be rearranged easily to take in the best view.
All images courtesy the manufacturers