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G|M's Top 10 Outdoor Chairs

Warmer weather calls for more time spent outdoors! We've compiled a list of our top 10 favorite outdoor furniture pieces to get you through the summer season.

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1. HAY Palissade Side Chair

Designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, the Palissade Outdoor Collection is defined by a graphical silhouette that is strong without being bulky, and elegant without being fragile. This set includes a dining table, two armchairs, and four side chairs.

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2. Herman Miller Wire Outdoor Chair

Experiments in bent and welded wire in the 1950s led Charles and Ray Eames to design a wire version of their single-shell form. Sturdy but lightweight, Eames Wire Chairs are available in powder-coat finishes that are suitable for outdoor use. This classic form continues to be versatile and adaptable to a range of spaces.

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3. Medici Outdoor Chair by Mattiazzi

Medici is conceived as a low chair with a comfortably reclined posture. Its generous dimension gives the chair an embracing confidence. The chair can be imagined as solitary furniture or in small groups, and can be used in private or public, indoors and outdoors.

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4. Eames Aluminum Lounge Chair - Outdoor

Originally developed as an outdoor chair for the Eero Saarinen and Alexander Girard-designed home of industrialist J. Irwin Miller, the Eames Aluminum Group offers maximum comfort with a minimal profile. Newly updated with a range of highly durable finish options including Outdoor Weave fabric, the Aluminum Group Lounge Chair, Side Chair, and Ottoman are once again ready to return to their roots—outdoors.

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5. Adirondack Lounge Chair

This sustainable take on the classic Adirondack chair swaps traditional wood slats for ones made from recycled (and recyclable) plastic. Waterproof and maintenance-free, it can be used year-round – with no cracking or splinters.


6. Magis Chair_One

Chair_One has intriguing looks and comfort—a welcome alternative to chairs that look comfortable but aren’t. Modeled from die-cast aluminum and constructed like a soccer ball, Chair_One was designed to be more void than solid, to use the least material to create the most product.

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7. Cuba Outdoor Lounge Chair

Designed by Morten Gøttler in 1997, the MG501 Cuba Chair captures contemporary design with its ideal balance of form and function and nods to previous masters who experimented with elevating the folding chair concept.

Cuba chair

8. Magis Spun Chair

Upright, the Spun Chair has the appearance of a sculptural vessel. But when leaned on its side, it becomes a fun and functional chair that lets you rock side to side or spin around. Architect and designer Thomas Heatherwick created the Spun Chair using a rotational molding technique to shape plastic. Made from a polypropylene material, all Spun Chairs are equally appropriate for indoor and outdoor use.

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9. Sculptura Chair

Meshing durability with delicacy — An alfresco favorite since its debut, the handcrafted Sculptura Collection transforms sturdy iron mesh into an airy silhouette that comfortably cradles the sitter. The Sculptura Chair is treated with rust inhibitors for added durability.

Sculptura chair

10. Hay Hee Lounge Chair

With its wide, welcoming seat and low height, the Hee Lounge Chair is a laid-back expression of the Hee series, retaining the collection's elemental design in more relaxed proportions. It wraps meter after meter of metal wire into neat, straight lines to create a simple, airy form. Crafted of sturdy steel with a durable powder-coated finish suitable for indoor or outdoor use, it stacks for easy storage.

Hay Hee

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