When it comes to laid-back summer lounging, it’s all about slick, adjustable sunbeds, aerodynamic Porsche-inspired chaise longues, a triangular tribute to the ’70s beanbag, recyclable plastic-mould designs in bright colours, and the return of the classic striped deck chair.
Wave is a contemporary outdoor chaise longue sunbed designed by Francesco Rota for Paola Lenti. Hand-woven with rope cord, its adjustable backrest can be set to two positions. Available locally from Il Lusso.
“The 356 is a collection of outdoor furniture inspired by the sinuous and elegant curves of the first Porsche 356 made in the 1940s and 1950s, which bestow ergonomics and comfort on the product,” says José Antonio Gandía-Blasco Canales, who designed the 356 chaise longue with Pablo Gironés. It’s made from 100% recyclable rotation-moulded polyethylene. Available locally from Limeline.
As a tribute to the bean bag of the 1970s, designer Héctor Serrano came up with his own version using just two pieces of fabric and a triangular pattern. The polystyrene bead filling moves and moulds for optimum comfort. Available locally from Limeline.
The Clip collection offers modular versatility with just two pieces: the ergonomic chair and the side table that doubles as a footrest to turn the chair into a lounger. Available in an array of bright shades, it’s moulded from 100% recyclable polyethylene. Available locally from Limeline.
The traditional striped deck chair with footstool remains a seaside classic. Polo South Africa has launched a new outdoor furniture range, with more homeware items joining the collection soon.