Why is well designed outdoor furniture so hard to come by????????? Everywhere I look I am visually assaulted by poorly designed and equally stinky, (as in smell) off-gassing furniture manufactured in China. I have through diligent searching found some truly amazing, beautiful to look at, and environmentally friendly outdoor furniture that is not manufactured in China. FYI Knoll practices Sustainable Design. All Knoll Space seating is GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified® for low-emitting products. First the UGLY........
Okay that's enough of that, now for the sublime...................
These chairs are so beautiful and sculptural and are appropriately call "The Clover Chair"
A truly classic and timeless design by Knoll - the Bertoria Chair and the appropriately named Paperclip Table
The One Cafe also comes in black/ivory and a bar stool is available with slip cover options in white cotton.
The Lord Yo Chair (above) designed by Philippe Starck, is a take-off on the classic Lloyd Loom chair. I like the cotton slipcover. They also come with Leather Slipcovers so you can take them indoors in the winter for an attractive addition to your kitchen or dining room.
Knoll Noguchi Cyclone Table Kissi-Kissi Table One Cafe Table
Bo Chair Miss Lacy Chair Toy Chair
Now for a few divine settings to get you in the mood for those lazy, hazy days of summer
What makes a perfect outdoor setting for you? Please leave a comment and let me know.
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