It is simple human nature to enjoy a meal in the great outdoors, taking in the beauty of natural vegetation, the nuances of natural sunlight and perhaps a mountain or sea view while savouring a lovely meal with family and/or friends. Living in southern Europe we are lucky enough to have the opportunity to be able to enjoy an evening meal outside most of the time, even through the winter months. With this in mind, making your outdoor dining area a space where you can take advantage not only of family time, but also the Mediterranean lifestyle, is an excellent reason to invest in outdoor furniture. Here are some great ideas…
A stylish and contemporary range, Domino by Talenti is a perfect example of where the line between the aesthetic of indoor and outdoor furniture can sometimes be blurred. The range is featured here with director’s armchairs, which are suitable for indoor and outdoor use, and a natural teak extendible dining table. Talenti is available from ID Latinia in Edif. Playas del Duque in Puerto Banús (www.idlatinia.com), Estuco Interiors in C. Plaza in Nueva Andalucía (www.estucointeriors.com), UDesign in Pol. Ind. San Pedro de Alcántara (www.udesign.es) and Outdoor Concepts at the top of the Boulevard in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.outdoorconcepts.es).
Designed by Toan Nguyen for Dedon, the WA teak dining table is a sophisticated and contemporary range highlighted by technical mastery. Dedon is available from UDesign (official distributor) in Pol. Ind. San Pedro de Alcántara (www.udesign.es), Siesta Interior Design in C. Plaza in Nueva Andalucía (www.siestainteriordesign.com), Outdoor Concepts at the top of the Boulevard in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.outdoorconcepts.es) and Acoola in Pol. Ind. San Pedro de Alcántara (www.acoola.eu).
The Rockefeller dining table by Muubs is made from fibre concrete, which is a handmade product comprising
cement and sand mixed with fibreglass to create a robust but fairly lightweight table. Each table is unique due to the natural finishing. Muubs is available from BoConcept Plus Store (official distributor) on the Mijas Road and C. de Negocios Oasis in Marbella (www.plusstore.es).
Emu’s Kira collection by Christophe Pillet is a comprehensive range inspired by “a summer cocktail party, with a
light, sensual, elegant ambience”. Its simplicity and sophistication, with clean lines and neutral tones, enables it to fit into any style of home. Emu is available from Outdoor Concepts at the top of the Boulevard in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.outdoorconcepts.es).
British Chef Jamie Oliver Integrates Firepit into Dining TableHartman’s Jamie Oliver dining set combines beauty and practicality with a multi-functional fire pit that is built into the centre of the table itself. The set is ideal for al fresco dining where diners can sit around and watch their food being cooked in front of them, adding a visually fun element to the culinary experience. There is also an integrated ice bucket so that your drinks are always kept chilled during the meal. The cushions are weatherproof and the cast aluminium framed furniture is lightweight and extremely practical. Available from De Tropen on the Autovía del Mediterráneo A7, Km. 272, Vélez-Málaga, or you can buy online at www.detropen.es (delivery available).
Above Cane-line’s Copenhagen city chair in olive green together with their white round Area table make a great combination for an outdoor dining set. The Area table has a central hole to accommodate a parasol and their chairs are lightweight and stackable. The Infinity carpet, which is UV-resistant, antibacterial and non-allergenic, finishes off the look. Cane-line is available from BoConcept Plus Store (official distributor) on the Mijas Road and C. de Negocios Oasis in Marbella (www.plusstore.es).
The Palissade outdoor furniture range by Hay was designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec. The
collection comprises 13 different elements which
all unite perfectly, both aesthetically and in their
functional qualities – durable and lightweight with
a contemporary elegance. Hay is available from Bo-
Concept Plus Store (official distributor) on the Mijas
Road and C. de Negocios Oasis in Marbella (www.plusstore.es).