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. Read Full Article
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Urth fire pit by Brown Jordan Fires, $1,690
Bioethanol fuel—a semi-renewable resource made from common crops—powers this backyard heat source.
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.
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.
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.
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.