Summer solstice is around the corner. And with longer days and balmy nights, now is the perfect opportunity to update your seating for summer. Our design studio loves the lightness and natural appeal of organic texture for SS19. Bleached wood, woven rattan, tropical cane. These materials were considered retro for years, but have been revived and refreshed recently to feed our appetite for more sustainable living environments. Add more modern silhouettes and monochrome colour palettes, and organic decor will suit any interiors from urban terraces to rustic country gardens. So whether entertaining for friends or a post-work drink just the two of you, it’s time to get off the sofa where you’ve been nesting all winter, and introduce a fresh new seating scheme to suit the sunnier season with our top furniture picks.
A summer social calendar means you are often catering for a larger guestlist. It’s easy to throw a few extra sausages on the BBQ, but how do you seat everyone comfortably? A bench is a clever way to save on space stylishly. You cut out the width of 3 chairs with a more streamline design which will fit neatly by a table. Or spread over to a breakfast bar area with high stools which will easily tuck under a counter when not in use. Of course, our Retro Cane Bench and Stools are definitely more aesthetically pleasing than practical, with solid wood frames and rattan panels for a sophisticated Asian feel. For compact living spaces, try these mini metal stools. With petite proportions, you can carry them easily where needed and they have a brushed brass finish for a cool industrial look.
Featured: Retro Cane Stool, Retro Cane Bench, Little Golden Stools
Longevity is something we always consider when working with our interior design clients. We strongly believe in investing in key, well-made items which will stand the test of trends and time. These dining chairs will last way beyond summer. Crafted from beautiful beech wood with a woven jute rope seat for comfort, they come in natural timber or black lacquer for a more modern look. Blending Asian and Scandinavian styles, the sweeping curved back and elegant tapered legs make them a covetable design piece. Similarly, this bistro chair is an iconic design with enduring appeal. Reminiscent of Parisian cafes, the high-quality rattan has been given a chic refresh with a black and white chevron pattern. They are comfy too! Pair with a simple dining table (again, a future heirloom), and you have a striking setting for a long, lazy lunch.
Pit Stop Seating
With open-plan living and the popularity of ‘bringing the outdoors in’, it’s wise to choose chairs which work with the natural environment. We don’t mean literally (although our Woven Bistro Chair can be used alfresco), but instead aesthetically with organic elements and lightweight designs which don’t compete with the landscape. Even if you don’t have a garden, designs like our Boho Chair and Rattan Bar Stool will bring that laidback summery vibe indoors for weekend brunches or an after-work Aperol Spritz. They both come in either a black or a natural finish to suit your scheme, with an affordable price tag. The stools make the perfect party perch whereas the chairs have removable cushions for extra comfort on these long evenings.