Design Warehouse Top Picks for Summer 2022

August 10, 2023
Design Warehouse Top Picks for Summer 2022

With summer upon us in all of its glory, we asked our talented team for their picks when it comes to a season in superlative style.

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The Logan Outdoor Wicker Sectional Collection

Dignified and impressive; we love the raw texture of woven wicker in the Logan Outdoor Wicker Sectional Collection. Offering an unabashedly modern silhouette, the Logan features wide and deep seating for an easy mix of luxury and liveability in your outdoor space. The Logan Outdoor Collection is also completely customisable, offering four pieces that can be organised to specifically meet your needs. The synthetic wicker is engineered for outdoor use to prevent wear and tear from environmental factors, while the light hue of the wicker weave is in beautiful contrast to the charcoal tone of the Sunbrella® cushions outfitted for each piece.

The Urban Outdoor Bar Stool

As the days get longer and we ease into the warmer months, many of us will be looking to create beautiful spaces to entertain outdoors that will be a joy to inhabit all summer long. The summer months are all about enjoying an ice cold beer, chilled rosé or refreshing cocktail outside on hot days and warm nights, and a having your own personal outdoor bar with the right outdoor bar furniture takes that simple but satisfying joy to a whole new level. One of our staff’s top picks is the Urban Bar Height Stool in chic coal. With powder-coated steel adding a sense of strength to its legs and outdoor rope woven over the frame, this beauty is as comfortable as it looks. Engineered to be used outdoors, this stool is stylish, durable and weather resistant.

The Dixon Round Market Umbrellasquare sunbrella umbrella in black

A key element of every functional outdoor living space is shade, and that’s where a quality sun umbrella for your patio, garden or outdoor entertainment area that comes with added UV protection is essential. The number one reason people choose to avoid their outdoor ‘room’ is lack of shelter from the heat and rain, and an outdoor shade umbrella will provide a super stylish and impressive addition to your favourite summertime space as well as protect against the sun's harmful rays. In terms of a truly modern offering, we love the cool and dramatic look of our Dixon Round Market Umbrella. Whether on the balcony, in the garden or lined up in a restaurant courtyard; the Dixon Round Market Umbrella is a classic choice.

The Hunter Reclaimed Teak Dining Table

If rustic and intimate is more your entertaining style, the Hunter Reclaimed Teak Dining Table is a popular choice with good reason. Made from hearty reclaimed teak wood, it looks beautiful and is strong as well. The teak is smoothed out and beautifully crafted, and if left unfinished will age over time to a soft, silvery hue. We love the character and rustic charm of teak as it evolves, and the imperfections and grain of the wood are the things that make this table so unique and stunning.

The Monet Teak Bench

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A sun lounger is a must-have piece of outdoor furniture that anyone can enjoy. It's where you can while away hours reading as you soak up the sun, or take your remote working situation outdoors with the help of your laptop, a shady spot and the perfect lounger to suit. Our top pick is the Kuba A-Grade Teak Sun Lounger, a beautifully built piece that is considerably larger than most other sun beds for space and style. Just top it with a Sunbrella® cushion, grab your favourite book, a cold beverage and lie back and relax. This lounger has been and continues to be a top seller for private residences, designers, architects, hotels and resorts with good reason.

The Woodrock Teak Coffee Table

We love the look of a few low wooden tables with a raw and organic feel strategically placed around an outdoor room – especially if Spanish farmhouse or boho luxe is your desired end result. Raw and organic, our Woodrock Coffee Table is a great example of this style. Carved from a teak tree root and shaped into a coffee table, each one is truly one-of-a-kind, and each unfinished piece will age with time and patina to a lovely grey. This coffee table is the perfect size to place between two lounge chairs, with just the right amount of tabletop space for a book and a cup of tea, or two glasses of wine and a small plate of appetisers.

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Looking for a crucial piece of seating to add to your garden in time for summer? That will be the garden bench, and our Monet Teak Bench will work beautifully alone or as your centrepiece for a larger setting. Perfect if you favour softer lines, the Monet Teak Bench is part of the romantic, whimsical and heavy-duty Monet Collection, each piece integrating geometric lines with ergonomically rounded pieces for comfort. The Monet Teak Bench features a wonderful, gentle curve in the back and seat of the framework, easing beautifully into any garden surroundings.

Tola Organic Teak Side Table

The perfect piece to have on hand and unabashedly boho chic in vibe, the Tola Organic Teak Side Table was handcrafted in Indonesia and carries with it a distressed and textured aesthetic that makes this piece unique. The shapes and colours are unique to each individual piece and you will never get the exact same one, which make this piece so appealing and such a statement piece in any setting.

Nairobi Outdoor Relaxing Wing Chair

Curating incredible spaces comes easily when you employ the simple, urban design of our Nairobi Outdoor Relaxing Wing Chair. Crafted from fabulous synthetic cane and woven fibres, the Nairobi Outdoor Relaxing Wing Chair takes inspiration from mid-century style, but brings it firmly into the here and now with modern materials and subtle detailing.

Whether placed on its own or involved in a wider collection, the Nairobi Black Wing Relaxing Chair is a fabulous addition, combining style, quality and comfort in one striking piece of outdoor furniture.

Relax outdoors on Outdoor Rope Furniture from Design Warehouse

Long summer days deserve to be spent al fresco in complete comfort. If you’re looking for some stylish outdoor pieces for your summer in the sun, we can help. If you’re near our showroom, we’d love to host you for a tour of what’s on offer. Our pieces come fully assembled and can be picked up, ready to go from our distribution centre. Alternatively, we can ship your new pieces to anywhere, you might be using our astute delivery service.

Design Warehouse has been manufacturing and supplying luxury outdoor furniture to architects, designers, landscapers, hotels, resorts and private residences for over 25 years, so when we say we know what’s best for outdoor style… you can rest assured that we have the knowledge to back it up.

For more information, please call one of our qualified sales people at Design Warehouse for more information – we’d love to help, or for more inspiration see our Instagram feed