Outdoor furniture trends

Escapism

The need for an escape is real, enjoy the sunshine, soak in the vitamin D and enjoy the long summer evenings; whether you have a sprawling garden or a set of concrete steps on a city flat, make your outside spaces work for you. Continue down for our top trend pieces for your outdoor escapism project. 

The Rise of Rattan

Versatile, eco and trend-lead; Rattan is making a comeback and is here to stay. Shop our edit our Rattan pieces for use indoor and out. The ultimate, Fox chair and Hanging Chair by Sika Design. 

Fox Chair by Sika Design A stand-out piece is the Mr Rattan chair by Knoll, with tuberlur steel combined with rattan to give a on-trend, yet timeless look - a Mies van der Rohe classic.

Mr Rattan by Knoll

Woven

Plastic woven materials are all together more hardwearing than it's Rattan counterparts, whilst maintaining their design credentials. For 2017, we're continued with two Danish greats, Cane-Line and Skagerak for the basis of our outdoor collection (not to mention the ever stylish Knoll outdoor collection).

Firepits 

As Scandinavian's we celebrate the Scandinavian summer with vigor, and as Britain's we do the same, as soon as the sun's out we join the masses and head outdoors. Make those long summer nights a little longer with the Flame Firepit from Skagerak, made out of steel, the piece weathers and rusts beautifully with time. See our outdoor accessories edit.

Skarerak Flame Firebowl

Outdoor textiles

The ultimate multi-taskers, our new range of cushions, poufs and rugs from Cane-Line can be used outdoors or in. Durable, practical and importantly washable, pair with our multi-functional outdoor tray tables and garden sofa. Additions of outdoor textiles are key this season (and seasons coming), as they add comfort to the outdoor space - piled up on a small urban balcony or on patios to make the lounge spill out to the garden.

Outdoor textiles by Cane-Line

Nomadic Lamps

On-the-go lamps are something we’ve championed at Skandium, and now we’re seeing more designs come to the marketplace as we strive towards a growing need for flexibility. Stemmed from the need for space-saving multi-functional products,  Nomad lamps are perfect as a space saving solution that you can use inside and out. Here are our top picks for Nomadic lighting to luminate your outdoor BBQ’s. We also love the Suspense Nomad floor light (pictured), that despite having a cord, the simple form is perfect to follow you round. See our Nomad light collection, we find that lanterns work equally well to. Watch out for more this Autumn Winter at Skandium, for more trend and product launches sign up to our informed newsletter

Plants, plants, and more plants

It's not hard to see that plants are everywhere and the Skandium team is dusting off our green fingers to assemble this list. Even if you don't have any outside space, cheat. Line your windows with your favourite plants, open the window and hurray! You have your outside (inspired) oasis. Now for the Aquavit cocktail. Images below from our Haarkon, and you can shop our selection of plant pots online. To see our full outdoor furniture collection see our website or speak to one of our helpful team in our stores!

 

Image by Haarkon

Image by Haarkon