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March 18, 2014
Originally published in The Great Outdoors
Pro tip: For a colorful or light industrial feel, powder-coated metal is your best friend when it comes to outdoor furniture. When going the wood route, opt for teak, which oxidizes naturally.
dish's island sun lounger richard lam pert chair
Dish’s Island sun lounger by Alexander Seifried for Richard Lampert, $2,430 Named for a character in Robert Altman’s film MASH, this weather-resistant lounge chair is sized to fit smaller urban spaces.
Originally appeared in Dish's Island Sun Lounger
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pasaia shower fermob outdoor aluminum

Pasaia shower by Fermob, $1,727 The attenuated silhouette of this stand-alone outdoor shower—made of powder-coated aluminum with PVC slats—looks European, but it has been adapted to meet American plumbing standards.

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agave planter kornegay design concrete
Agave Series planter by Kornegay Design, price upon request The round, concrete landscape planter is finished with a raised geometric motif and a raw, sandblasted finish.
Originally appeared in Agave Series Planter
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edge stackable chair novague aluminum
Edge stackable chair by Novague, $629 More complex than it seems at first glance, each of Novague’s origami-inspired aluminum chairs requires eight hours of fabrication.
Originally appeared in Edge Stackable Chair
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luxe carafe niche modern glass
Luxe Carafe by Jeremy Pyles for Niche Modern, $145 Handblown curves and smoked glass options make this carafe, and its lid that can double as cup, a no-brainer for outdoor entertaining.
Originally appeared in Luxe Carafe
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towels hay pastel beach
Towels by Scholten & Baijings for Hay, $80 each Cheery, textured textiles for the beach or poolside designed by the impresarios of pastel, Dutch design duo Stefan Scholten and Carole Baijings.
Originally appeared in Towels
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hex coffee table nine6 steel hexagon
Hex coffee table by Nine6, $499 The up-to-the-moment geometry of this outdoor-appropriate table is extra versatile, thanks to its powder-coated steel top and legs, available in 48 colors.
Originally appeared in Hex Coffee Table
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sous mon arbre lamp ligne roset aluminum
Sous Mon Arbre lamp by Florian Brillet for Ligne Roset, $665 The ash-and-lacquered-aluminum light sports a rustproof steel hook that can be hung from a tree branch.
Originally appeared in Sous Mon Arbre Lamp
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urth fire pit brown jordan concrete
Urth fire pit by Brown Jordan Fires, $1,690 Bioethanol fuel—a semi-renewable resource made from common crops—powers this backyard heat source.
Originally appeared in Urth Fire Pit
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sander chair oasiq woven
Sandur chair by Mark Gabbertas for Oasiq, from $1,330 An ergonomic armchair with a woven structure that references both undulating sand dunes and the children’s game cat’s cradle.
Originally appeared in Sandur Chair
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aran high table gandia blasco wire metal
Aram high table by Oki Sato and Nendo for Gandia Blasco, from $855 The minimalist designer’s series for the Spanish outdoor company incorporates an Indian style of weaving wire around a metal frame.
Originally appeared in Aram High Table
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bocce ball fredericks mae  game
Bocce by Fredericks & Mae, $320 Bocce, a lawn game whose lineage can be traced to the Roman Empire, is modernized with this hand-painted set by a Brooklyn studio.
Originally appeared in Bocce
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dans coffee table gloster
Dansk coffee table by Povl Eskildsen for Gloster, $1,545 A Danish designer who learned the ropes working in his father’s furniture factory brings a sleek Scandinavian touch to a line of outdoor pieces.
Originally appeared in Dansk Coffee Table
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dish's island sun lounger richard lam pert chair
Dish’s Island sun lounger by Alexander Seifried for Richard Lampert, $2,430 Named for a character in Robert Altman’s film MASH, this weather-resistant lounge chair is sized to fit smaller urban spaces.

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