The Latest Trends and Products to Hit the Outdoor Living Market
With restrictions on travel being extended for certainly, the medium-term future, venturing overseas is seemingly impossible for the upcoming months. So now that we don’t have travel expenses, we can invest those hard-earned euros in transforming our home’s outdoor living space into a veritable oasis! As we are entering warmer climes, our terrace or garden has never taken such importance, especially as staying in is the new going out. Let’s get inspired and turn our outdoor living areas into stylish and comfortable havens to make this summer one to remember with fond memories!
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We have been swooning over Ethimo’s new Rafael collection. Designed by Paola Navone, this timeless range comprising a large armchair with a built-in coffee table, a lounge chair, a daybed and coffee table with teak legs and either a statuary marble or enamelled lava stone top. The seating comes in a variety of upholstery designs made from polypropylene.
The Tablet collection, designed by Ramon Esteve for Vondom, is a modular seating range that gives you the flexibility of arranging the seats in any way that suits you. The collection also includes a table that comes in various sizes. The block-like cushions are counterbalanced by the thin metal arm rests giving it an ultra-contemporary aesthetic.
These chic sun loungers are from Manutti’s Siena range. They are made from hardwearing teak and the headrest can be adjusted using its hydraulic pump which is operated with a handle on the side of the bed. It is easily manoeuvrable as it has hidden nylon wheels under the top legs.
Cane-line’s sleek Escape sun lounger has a reclining backrest. It has a wheel built into the bottom of the bed so you can move it around easily and the full-length cushion is an optional extra.
Stay cool this summer in the shade. You should always have a shaded area in your garden to which you can retreat when temperatures soar. Protect yourself from the sun with a chic parasol, shade sail, or if you really want to go to town, a luxurious pavilion.
The award-winning Frou Frou parasol from Symo Parasols is elegant and eye-catching. Its kitch design is surprisingly resilient to strong wind and is easily opened and closed. The exotic fringe on this parasol gives a tropical feel as it sways in the wind like the skirt of a Hawaiian hula dancer.
This shade sail was made-to-measure to perfectly fit this patio area. The sails come in a variety of different colours and are easy to install and take down if, for example, you wanted to clean it. They are also an economical option for a carport.
Kettal’s pavilions have a number of customisable gazebos with many side-panel options as well as ceilings, heights, materials and colours. They give the feeling of bringing the indoors outside offering an extra living space and adding value to your home.
When the sun is out, it is always a pleasure to dine outside and enjoy our natural surroundings. As dining in restaurants has become more complicated this summer, more of us will be dining at home, so invest in a good quality dining set which will stand the test of time and get yourself a fancy barbecue that is easy to use and clean, and your garden will be the only place you’ll want to dine!
The sophisticated Dalmatia collection from Point 1920 has a powder-coated aluminium frame. The chair comes with a cushion filled with polyurethane foam and a fabric cover. The latticed design gives this collection a sense of lightness and sophistication.
The Big Green Egg has a stainless-steel cooking grid and external temperature gauge and their “eggcessories” include a nest, table, charcoal and convector. Company engineers put in new types of ceramics, based on materials initially developed by NASA making it highly durable, and the signature green colour will not fade in the sun due to its hard-coat porcelain glaze. It offers superlative heat insulation and its state-of-the-art ceramics, patented draft door and vent cap all allow for a wide range of cooking temperatures from a searingly high heat to low-and-slow smoking.
The innovative OFYR offers a unique alfresco cooking experience inviting people to come together and enjoy grilling in a social dynamic. The cylindrical design allows for this barbecue to also serve as a firepit, giving the OFYR two functional uses. The wide rim around its circumference is ideal for cooking food on a lower heat whilst the central grill over the flames is better for cooking at a very high temperature. Underneath, there is a space to store logs for easy access. Acoola, San Pedro de Alcántara (www.acoola.eu) are stockists of OFYR on the Costa del Sol.