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Editor’s Picks: Landscape

Meteo is an outdoor umbrella with a slim, modern profile. Designed for Kettal by Konstantin Grcic, it  operates manually or  via an integrated gas piston and is available through Contemporaria in a range of colors and  fabrics. Buyers can choose between a base plate of sheet metal  or one of cast iron.  contemporaria.com;  kettal.com

Designed by Orlando Diaz-Azcuy for JANUS et Cie, the Savannah outdoor furniture collection encompasses a sofa, armchair, rocking chair, ottoman and chaise.  Crafted of powder-coated aluminum—including their mesh backs—the pieces come in a choice of 19 hues at JANUS et Cie in DC’s Cady’s Alley. janusetcie.com

Brown Jordan’s Softscape Strap seating collection by John Caldwell is defined by durable, woven- cloth straps on the seats and backs. Dining, lounge and bistro chairs are part of the mix; optional seat  cushions strap into place. Available locally at Sheffield Furniture. sheffieldfurniture.com; brownjordan.com

Emser Tile’s high-definition print process  replicates wood, concrete (pictured), travertine and basalt marble looks on matte, glazed-porcelain pavers. The stone and concrete styles come in large-format, 24-by-24-inch tiles, with wood looks in 12-by-47-inch planks. emser.com

An Asian jewelry box with a plush fabric interior inspired designer Ann Vering’s McQueen Collection of  outdoor seating for Danao Living. Each piece incorporates a slender teak frame with overstuffed cushions and exposed metal joints. Pictured: the McQueen chaise in teak with custom-brass accents. danaoliving.com

Ballard Designs’ versatile Nantucket porch swing is equally at home indoors or out. Made of weatherproof aluminum and hand-woven,  all-weather wicker, it features  sturdy, fade- and mildew-resistant seat cushions, bolsters and throw pillows. Available at Ballard Designs in Tysons Corner. ballarddesigns.com

Kalamazoo’s Charcoal Smoker Cabinet makes smoking meats at home easy. An insulated chamber with three adjustable shelves  surrounds a vertical, sealed column of charcoal, which drops embers onto wood chunks below. A computer-controlled fan system regulates temperature in the pit. kalamazoogourmet.com

The Elle folding deck chair by Italian outdoor furniture company Ethimo combines a steel-and- teak frame with durable, synthetic fabric to create a convenient, adjustable reclining chair. Available in an array of fabric colors through Apartment Zero. apartmentzero.com; ethimo.com

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