During the winter months here in southern Europe, we generally have more opportunities to enjoy our outdoor living space than our northern European counterparts. With many of the outdoor furniture brands that are available here on the Coast becoming increasingly more innovative – featuring cutting-edge furniture design and weatherproof materials that are not only durable but also beautiful – the outdoor furniture market has never been so exciting.
Named after the Japanese word for cloud, the Kumo range by Manutti is a contemporary and airy sofa combining blue and white to give it a crisp, fresh and clean look. The covers are interchangeable, and the armrests and back supports are adjustable so they can be used as a sofa or sun-lounger, adding great versatility to the range. Manutti is available from Acoola in Pol. Ind. San Pedro de Alcántara (www.acoola.eu), Siesta Interior Design in C. Plaza in Nueva Andalucía (www.siestainteriordesign.com) and UDesign in Pol. Ind. San Pedro de Alcántara (www.udesign.es).
This Page Kettal’s Mesh range, designed by Patricia Urquiola, has a metal surround that allows air and light to pass through, giving it an enhanced sense of lightness. It is shown here with Kettal’s iconic Roll chair, also designed by Urquiola. Kettal is available from Siesta Interior Design (www.siestainteriordesign.com) and Estuco Interiors (www.estucointeriors.com), both in Centro Plaza in Nueva Andalucía, Femont Galvan in the Marbella Club (www.femontgalvan.com), Outdoor Concepts in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.outdoorconcepts.es), ID Latinia in Edif. Playas del Duque in Puerto Banús (www.idlatinia.com), UDesign on the Ronda Road (www.udesign.es) and Tela Bella near Pol. Ind. Estepona (www.telabella.es).
Below The Apple Bee® FFF range (Form Follows Function) was given this name because the design of the furniture has been carefully thought-out to perfectly serve the final user ergonomically, offering the utmost comfort. The seat is one-metre deep and the wicker thread 20 millimetres thick, providing ample space for lounging on their luxuriously plump cushions in any way you feel comfortable – within a sturdy frame. The cushions are made from a material that dries very quickly after heavy rain. Available from De Tropen on the Autovía del Mediterraneo A7, Km 272, Vélez-Málaga or you can buy online at www.detropen.es (delivery available).
Below The Sol+Luna lounger by Extremis is an extremely innovative range thanks to its versatility. During the day it can serve as a sun-lounger with a handy zip-up pocket for valuables that hangs below a ledge where you can rest a drink while you are relaxing under a circular adjustable sunshade. At night the lounger can be turned into a sofa with a backrest and cushions, and the sunshade now transformed into an overhead soft lamp. Available from Acoola in Pol. Ind. San Pedro de Alcántara (www.acoola.eu) and Siesta Interior Design in C. Plaza in Nueva Andalucía (www.siestainteriordesign.com).