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Lanterns from Poltrona Frau.

Abimis kitchen.

DCS Liberty Collection’s gas grill.

Alfresco pizza oven.

Eskayel fabric.

Tommy Bahama all-weather wicker.

Lido Cord sofa for Minotti.

Canasta for B&B Italia.

Ethimo's Alcove.

Revised Bramber.

Belfort Furniture's Bethany Collection.

Koster Collection.

Fun in the Sun

Chic new products celebrate outdoor living

The Koster Collection is named for the Koster Islands, an archipelago off of Sweden’s rugged west coast. Designed for the Swedish brand Skargaarden, the line’s tables and chairs are made of teak and acrylic rope and built to withstand the country’s weather extremes: heavy winds, torrential rain, blistering heat and sub-zero temperatures. skargaarden.com

Poltrona Frau recently launched its first outdoor furniture and accessories collection, available in the U.S. at JANUS et Cie. It includes Sparkler, a lantern designed by Kensaku Oshiro that evokes a traditional Japanese aesthetic. The weatherproof fixture combines a powder-coated aluminum frame with hand-woven polypropylene and is powered by a rechargeable LED. poltronafrau.com; janusetcie.com

Abimis, an Italian manufacturer of bespoke stainless-steel kitchens, takes its creations outdoors with the Atelier line. These al fresco units integrate weather-resistant AISI 304 stainless steel with other durable materials in sleek, clean-lined style. Pictured above: A concrete-and-stainless-steel kitchen combines a grill, barbecue and lower cabinets finished in Anthracite. abimis.com/en

Enjoy outdoor breakfast in style with DCS Liberty Collection’s 30-Inch Built-in Gas Dual Side Burner and Griddle, featuring gas burners and a smooth griddle surface perfect for sizzling pancakes. The stainless-steel appliance (pictured left of the grill) is available with a natural gas or liquid propane connection at AJ Madison in Tysons. ajmadison.com

The gas-fired Pizza Oven Plus from Alfresco Open Air Culinary Systems boasts a ceramic-slab interior that preheats in 15 minutes. Channeling even, top-down radiant heat, it produces perfect Neopolitan-style pizzas in three minutes. Available at area Appliance Distributors Unlimited locations as a built-in or countertop unit; pictured
with an optional cart. adu.com; alfrescogrills.com

Eskayel has debuted its first line of indoor-outdoor performance fabrics that are both stain-resistant and water-repellent. The collection depicts 15 delicate, painterly motifs in muted colorways, digitally printed in Italy. Pictured above: Dynasty in the Indigo colorway conveys the feel of an abstract watercolor painting. eskayel.com

All-weather woven wicker is the star of Tommy Bahama’s Cypress Point Ocean Terrace collection. The line includes plush, cushioned lounge seating along with accent and cocktail tables topped with Weatherstone—an engineered surface that resembles honed limestone. Find at Sheffield Furniture & Interiors in Dulles, Virginia.

An organic, sculptural form distinguishes the Lido Cord Outdoor sofa, part of a collection masterminded by GamFratesi studio for Minotti. The bronzed stainless-steel frame is sheathed in woven polypropylene cording; pictured with the Lido armchair and side table as well as a Rodolfo Dordoni-designed coffee table, Stony. Available at Contemporaria. minotti.it; contemporaria.com sheffieldfurniture.com; tommybahamafurniture.com

B&B Italia marks 15 years since the debut of the company’s outdoor collection with a reissue of Canasta, first launched in 2007. Conceived by Patricia Urquiola, this capacious lounger woven of polyethylene in a traditional Vienna straw pattern was inspired by basketry (canasta means basket in Spanish). Find at B&B Italia in Georgetown.

Patrick Norguet expands his Swing collection for Ethimo with Alcove, a luxe daybed that utilizes the line’s signature curved teak-and-stainless-steel construction to create a cocoon-like perch. Sliding curtains and a fabric top offer protection from the sun while a soft mattress and optional cushions beckon. ethimo.com bebitalia.com

British designer and ironmonger David Le Versha first conceived Bramber, a greenhouse on wheels, in 1990—and in 2021, he partnered with Dutch design studio Revised on an update. The new Revised Bramber utilizes safety glass, stainless steel and powder-coated aluminum and comes in Sand, Rust (pictured above), black or white. Find at 1stdibs.com. revised.com

The rustic-chic Bethany Collection combines all-weather resin wicker, rust-proof aluminum and wood-look porcelain to create hardy, long-lasting outdoor furniture. The line includes a sofa, swivel chair and cocktail and end tables (all pictured above); a dining set and sectional are also available. Sold at Belfort Furniture in Dulles, Virginia. belfortfurniture.com


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