Paola Lenti's Wave chaise.
Roche Bobois's Outdoor Armchair with Hood.
The Tao table from JANUS et Cie.
Native Trails’ Aspen soaking tub.
Richard Schultz's 1966 Collection.
Stark Carpet’s Prisma indoor/outdoor carpet.
Ottoman, by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance for Ligne Roset.
Fantini's MilanoSlim Outdoor shower. © Avant Design
Oaxaca, a flatweave dhurrie by Nani Marquina.
Roche Bobois's Outdoor Armchair with Hood.
The Tao table from JANUS et Cie.
Native Trails’ Aspen soaking tub.
Richard Schultz's 1966 Collection.
Stark Carpet’s Prisma indoor/outdoor carpet.
Ottoman, by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance for Ligne Roset.
Fantini's MilanoSlim Outdoor shower. © Avant Design
Oaxaca, a flatweave dhurrie by Nani Marquina.

Back to Nature

A new crop of products makes outdoor living a breeze

CHIC CHAISE
Wave, a minimalist chaise longue, was conceived by Francesco Rota for Italian design company Paola Lenti. The sinuous steel structure is encased in a sustainable, handwoven cover of durable rope. Available in hundreds of hues through Contemporaria in Cady’s Alley. contemporaria.com; paolalenti.it

MADE FOR THE SHADE
Industrial designer Stephen Burks teamed with Roche Bobois to create the Traveler seating collection. Pictured, the Outdoor Armchair with Hood combines a lacquered-aluminum frame and woven, polyethylene cords on the seat and back; a fan-like shade of the same material is optional. Available at Friendship Heights and Tysons showrooms. roche-bobois.com

SLIM SILHOUETTE
Italian architect Monica Armani’s Tao outdoor tables are made of lightweight concrete with a slim surface and a sturdy, sculptural pedestal base. Available in dining and cocktail sizes, and in two finishes with a stain-resistant coating, at JANUS et Cie in Cady’s Alley. janusetcie.com

AL FRESCO BATH
Bring the spa experience outdoors with Native Trails’ Aspen soaking tub, made of hand-hammered copper—a durable material that resists rust and mildew. Measuring 64 inches long with a 22-inch depth, its double walls are insulated to maintain temperature. nativetrailshome.com

IN LIVING COLOR
Mid-century designer Richard Schultz first introduced this classic dining set back in the ‘60s. Recently, Knoll reissued the still-popular 1966 Collection—part of MoMa’s permanent coffers—in an array of cheerful colors. Made of powder-coated steel and aluminum. knoll.com

TROPICAL STYLE
Stark Carpet’s contemporary-style Prisma line of indoor/outdoor carpets takes its inspiration from tropical destinations, in colorways that conjure sea and sun. Made of UV-stabilized polypropylene, the rugs start at six-by-nine feet and are available at Stark Carpet in the Washington Design Center. starketernal.com

MOROCCAN FLAVOR
A riff on the traditional Moroccan footstool, Ottoman was designed by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance for Ligne Roset. A recent collaboration combines an outdoor version of Ottoman with Sunbrella fabric options. A drain hidden between the seat and backrest ensures a dry perch. ligneroset-dc.com

SHOWER POWER
Designed by Franco Sargiani for Fantini, the MilanoSlim shower features a slender, marine-grade, brushed-stainless-steel shower column in a minimalist design; an outdoor version with a freestanding shower boasts a weatherproof teak base. Available locally through Union Hardware in Bethesda. unionhardware.com; fantiniusa.com

SIMPLE GEOMETRY
Spanish rug maker nanimarquina’s first outdoor collection includes Oaxaca, a flatweave dhurrie designed by Nani Marquina herself and hand-loomed using weather-resistant polyester. Inspired by traditional rug motifs, Oaxaca combines simple geometric shapes and bright flowers. Available in two sizes through Apartment Zero. apartmentzero.com; nanimarquina.com