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The AH Outdoor Series.

Heller's Gehry Left Twist Cube.

JANUS et Cie's Matisse Teak.

McKinnon and Harris X New Ravenna.

Pistache, part of Ann Sacks' outdoor-surfaces collection.

NIBA Designs PET outdoor rug collection.

Fiberon's Promenade PVC decking.

Laknäs by Skaargarden.

Fun in the Sun

Chic products embrace the joys of outdoor living

SCANDINAVIAN SUMMER Swedish maker Skargaarden has debuted Laknäs, a collection of outdoor dining furniture crafted of sturdy teak in clean, simple style. The line is aptly named for a lakeside village in Sweden that hosts a Midsummer celebration each year. skargaarden.com

LUXE LOUNGE  The late Danish architect and designer Alfred Homann collaborated with Carl Hansen & Søn on the AH Outdoor Series shortly before his death in 2022. Made of FSC-certified teak, the collection’s dining and lounge furniture reflect Homann’s aesthetic with soft lines and a minimalist hand. carlhansen.com   

SITTING PRETTY  The Gehry Left Twist Cube was originally conceived for Heller in 2004 by modernist architect Frank Gehry, whose design played off the undulating forms of his buildings. Made of weatherproof polyethelene, the colorful pieces can serve as stools, tables or ottomans. hellerinc.com

PURE GEOMETRY  JANUS et Cie has reimagined its powder-coated aluminum Matisse collection with furnishings in premium, sustainably sourced teak. Matisse Teak includes chairs, sofas, a chaise and occasional tables, all defined by clean, geometric lines. A new Bethesda location is expected to open in fall 2023, replacing the brand’s recently closed Georgetown showroom. janusetcie.com

PAVING THE WAY  Ann Sacks’ first outdoor-surface collection is tailored to seasonal environments. In addition to ceramics, porcelain and stone, the line also introduces pavers and pool-coping tiles in three colorways; limestone tiles are pictured in Pistache. Available in the DC showroom; annsacks.com

WOVEN WONDER  NIBA Designs, which handcrafts custom carpets in Nepal and India, has debuted the PET outdoor rug collection—woven out of fiber made from recycled water bottles and other plastics. Customizable in a wide range of colors. nibadesigns.com

BELOW DECK  Fiberon’s Promenade PVC decking is geared toward use in watery environments—think docks and pool stairs—where it can be temporarily submerged. Lightweight and easy to install, it comes in six hues; Shaded Cay is pictured. fiberondecking.com


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