outdoor furniture

Style Showcase: The Midge

April 08, 2014
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Trends for the garden are constantly evolving, yet favorites from the past continue to make appearances. Terrariums are just one example of this—a fresh flashback from the 1970s, these fun, tiny gardens are making a comeback. Now Mod fanatics also have a new go-to piece for their garden with the timeless, chic, and functional Midge tile table from Potted. A multi-seasonal must-have, Potted’s co-owner Annette Goliti Gutierrez explains what prompted their newest design.

Designing for Fireside Warmth: Tips for Outdoor Furnishings

October 23, 2013
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Photo courtesy of Westminster Teak

Now that it is past the autumnal equinox we begin to think of coziness and warmth as the days begin to get shorter and cooler. What better way to do that than to sit around the fire with friends with hot cider and S’mores outside around a beautiful fire pit or fireplace in furnishings that perform well despite fickle fall weather.

Outside Edge: New Furniture From Design Miami

December 24, 2012
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Lathe X (2010), an aluminum bench by Amsterdam-based designer Sebastian Brajkovic

All Dressed Up: Outdoor Furniture

August 21, 2012
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Sally Mackereth’s stone Cast 001 Seat is both a startling sculptural statement and a practical, usable object for the home, especially outdoors. ($1,280)

Despite Europe’s continuing economic woes, this year’s Milan Furniture Fair proved to be rich in both ideas and crowds. More than 300,000 people toured the city’s palazzi, monasteries, museums, and botanical gardens to see—and sit on—the best and brightest new designs. 

Active Seats

August 07, 2012
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Despite what the term implies, public spaces are often the most isolated spots of all. Two young designers — one from Korea and another from the Netherlands — are seeking to change this with interactive outdoor seating that encourages talking over texting.

Design-centric Barstools

June 27, 2012
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Design-centric barstools needn’t be limited to the kitchen. Sturdy and sleek, these high-seated weatherproof chairs are the perfect addition to a garden soiree. Available in a rainbow of bold colors, they look even better without the bar.

Bar Stools

This article appeared in the June 2012 issue as "An Artist's Touch."

Stan Bitters is a 21st-century caveman. In a windowless steel building on an industrial strip of Fresno, California, the 76-year-old sculptor shapes earth, water, and fire into primal ceramic forms. It is a ritual based more on instinct than intellectual precept. “It’s not about thinking about the clay,” he says. “It’s really getting in there and manipulating it—mashing it and beating it—until it produces some feeling of wonderfulness, something earthy and textural.” 

This article was first published in Garden Design June 2012
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