18 January 2023
Our Best Summer Sun Catchers
Our best summer sun catchers
Stretching out on a luxe sun lounger or chaise by your own pool is one of summer’s greatest pleasures. Let the younger ones splash around while you soak up some vitamin D, happily ensconced with the latest beach read and a glass of rosé in hand.
Sleek, glamorous poolside furniture with room to sprawl levels up the look of any private backyard oasis. And when the sun goes down, outdoor chaise and lounge chairs add allure to your outdoor space for entertaining, inviting guests to relax and get comfortable as the night rolls on. The best poolside furniture captures your heart with luxury resort-worthy design, resists the elements, and feels as good as it looks.
With a geometric, modern frame and a cool, mid-century modern vibe, the Havana Teak Sofa can be placed on its own or teamed with the Havana Ottoman to create a truly chaise-like effect that begs time in the sun. Like the rest of our Havana line, the sofa is comprised of durable, long lasting Grade-A Teak, and comes with the added feature of fabulous Sunbrella® cushions in your choice of shade. With its chic clean lines and three seater outdoor sofa configuration, it is a great starting point for anchoring a stylish outdoor space in the sun. With a high back and deep, plush seating, the Havana sofa is perfect for reclining and relaxing as well as hosting get-togethers in comfort and style. Did we mention it also features wide arms, for adding a coffee or glass of wine without the need for a side table? Just perfect.
Design is in the detail
If you’re looking for a sun lounger crafted using our much-loved Grade-A teak, the Tango Teak and Mesh Sun Lounger just may be the piece for you! Solidly constructed, as aforementioned, using Grade-A teak, it is covered in hardwearing outdoor mesh and sports marine grade stainless steel and aluminium components for added durability. This lounger can also be adjusted in six different ways, whether you want to sit up and enjoy an afternoon cocktail or rest completely flat. In addition, easy manoeuvrability is a given thanks to two back wheels lined with rubber for durability.
Alternatively, the Malibu sun lounger is another Design Warehouse favourite, and even comes with a slide out drink tray for your bottle of water, glass of Pinot Gris or fruity poolside cocktail.
On trend outdoor furniture trends
Modularity is one of Summer 2023s’s biggest outdoor furniture trends. If versatility is your priority, look for outdoor sectionals with daybed components. Our stunning Escape Collection of woven outdoor seating offers left and right-facing chaises that are perfect for lying on in the sun. With a strong, powder-coated aluminium frame, the Escape Sectional Chaise Longue is sturdy but also surprisingly light, making it the perfect piece if you reconfigure your outdoor living space on a regular basis according to your changing needs. The Escape Sectional Chaise Longue’s impressive length and style lends itself to relaxing with ease, and it is designed to sit beautifully alongside other pieces from within the same collection, but is also gorgeous when placed on its own.
Traditional and timeless
The traditionalists amongst us love the look of our steamer chairs, which are true boating classics, but with a poolside mentality. Our Classic Teak Steamer chair in glorious teak looks grand on large ocean going vessels, but also feels right at home in your outdoor space. It is slim but still roomy, classy and sophisticated, without ever being complicated. The folding design makes it easy to stow away, and the full length means you won’t have to compromise on comfort. The versatility and timeless looks of this steamer afford it a showcase spot on your deck, in your yard or poolside. Made from the highest quality teak available anywhere, this A-Grade teak piece is finished with gorgeous brass hardware, giving it a look that won’t soon be forgotten.
Alternatively, our Normal Teak Steamer Chair is the slimmer version of the Classic Teak Steamer Chair, and equally as charming. An ultra-portable, classically designed, folding steamer chair, it is the perfect addition to smaller spaces, or where storage might be at a premium.
If you’re curious about adding some wicker pieces to your outdoor setting, we’d love to help. Perhaps pop into our Parnell showroom for a tour of what’s on offer, or feel free to call or email our fabulous staff at any time with your questions. Our beautiful wicker pieces come in a variety of styles that will please everyone from the minimalist to the unabashed maximalist, and they all come fully assembled and can be picked up, ready to go from our distribution centre
For more information please call our dedicated team of professionals – we’d love to help, or for more inspiration see our Instagram feed
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.