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015 Octopus by Urbantime

Ten furnishings and accessories that freshen up outdoor areas

Dezeen Showroom: with warmer months around the corner, we've spotlighted various outdoor furnishings on Dezeen Showroom including garden seating, domes, lighting and planters

The selection includes a series of classic chairs redesigned for use outside by True Design, oversized planters informed by the smooth shapes of pebbles by Yabu Pushelberg for Indigenus, and a metal bollard with dual functionality by Peter Bysted for Icono.

Dezeen Showroom highlights garden furniture and outdoor living products from a range of globally recognised design brands and manufacturers.

015 Octopus garden furniture

.015 Octopus by Basaglia + Rota Nodari for Urbantime 

Italian brand Urbantime worked with Basaglia + Rota Nodari to create a seating set that includes a round table with four stools characterised by their many legs, which loosely resemble octopus tentacles.

.015 Octopus comes in a myriad of bright and playful colours and is designed for use outdoors, specifically in public urban environments.

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Garden dome by Hypedome

Garden dome by Hypedome

Garden structure brand Hypedome specialises in producing hemispherical domes, which are made from solid polycarbonate.

The Garden domes are highly durable and versatile – they can be used for an array of purposes, from housing hot tubs to home offices.

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Yellow chair in field of yellow wheat

True outdoor seating collection by True Design

Italian furniture brand True Design has created a range of outdoor seating featuring slimline frames made from steel.

True outdoor seating consists of outdoor, weatherproof versions of two of the brand's classic designs, finished in colours taken from the natural world, including lavender purple and summer-wheat yellow.

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Pebble planter

Pebble planter by Yabu Pushelberg for Indigenus

Plant pot design brand Indigenus collaborated with design studio Yabu Pushelberg to create a series of oversized planters that take cues from smooth stones.

Pebble planters come in a range of colourways – from earthy tones to monochromatic hues – in multiple different shapes that all share a biomorphic quality.

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Grey upholstered sofas in a living space with plants

Saltholm sofa by Studio Norrlandet for Skargaarden

Swedish design brand Skargaarden teamed up with Studio Norrlandet on a range of outdoor sofas and armchairs that combine a sturdy frame with thick, plush cushions.

The Saltholm sofa's frame is made from teak wood and the cushions can be upholstered in a range of fabrics. The seating is part of a wider collection that contains a lounge table and chair as well as an ottoman.

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White Fromme outdoor collection by Tom Chung for Petite Friture in a garden

White Fromme furniture collection by Tom Chung for Petite Friture

In collaboration with Canadian industrial designer Tom Chung, French design brand Petite Friture has released a new colourway for its established outdoor Fromme furniture collection.

White is a bright, clean hue and enhances the simplistic composition of the range, which is informed by cafe furniture.

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Reva Cocoon by Pedrali

Reva Cocoon outdoor sofas by Patrick Jouin for Pedrali

Italian furniture brand Pedrali and designer Patrick Jouin have created a range of modular weatherproof seating strung with lengths of rope.

Reva Cocoon outdoor sofas are made up of long linear and compact corner modules that can be used both alone and in conjunction with each other to form long banks of seating.

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Daydream by Dedon

Daydream daybed by Richard Frinier for Dedon

American designer Richard Frinier has created a daybed for German outdoor furniture brand Dedon that is covered by a fabric awning.

Daydream takes cues from Middle Eastern folk tales. It has a low-slung seat with base and sides made from woven Viennese cane, creating a rhythm of repeating holes that cast shadows when in sunlight.

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Bollard on a lawn with an old building in the background

Stump bollard by Peter Bysted for Icono 

Danish lighting company Icono collaborated with designer Peter Bysted on a bollard that acts as both a light source and leaning spot.

Stump has a oxidised metal casing that contains a LED light, which is intended to light outdoor areas without contributing to light pollution.

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Outdoor seating on poolside terrace

Bolero outdoor furniture by Ivini

Chinese outdoor furniture design company Ivini has created a series of outdoor seating solutions and accessories that are made up of geometric shapes.

The Bolero collection contains sofas, armchairs, daybeds, tables and footrests designed for use on terraces and beside pools.

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