Summer is upon us, but there's still time to think about the perfect chaise longue. Here are ten good options, most in stock and ready to ship (and better yet, some are on sale).
MODERN WOOD LOUNGERS
Above: Applaro Chaise Lounge of solid acacia wood; $129 at Ikea.
Above: The Rusa Adjustable Chaise With Wheels features a teak frame with a Sunbrella weave seat; $990 (on sale from $1,650 at Design Within Reach.
Above: Maku Teak Lounge Chair; $1,109 at Maku Furniture.
Above: The Ash Wood Deck Chair; an oiled ash wood deck chair with galvanized steel fittings for 613€ from Manufactum.
Above: San Francisco–based Henry Hall specializes in sleek, high-quality outdoor furniture and is a favorite with architects and designers; we especially like the Pure Chaise, made from teak. Contact Henry Hall Designs directly for pricing and ordering informaiton.
MODERN METAL LOUNGERS
Above: The Bermuda Chaise from Room & Board features a tubular steel frame and white Textilene cover; $579.
Above: From Knoll, the 1966 Collection Adjustable Chaise Lounge is $2,713 from Design Within Reach. Designed to stand up to the salty seaside weather near Florence Knoll's Florida house, it is made of cast and extruded aluminum and has been updated with Teflon thread.
Above: Made from sustainably harvested wood, the teak Classic Lounger is $799 at Gardenside.
Above: The Nimes Reclining Deckchair was designed by Andreas Jaroschek and is manufactured in a small workshop in Provence, using traditional craft methods. The chair is made from beech that has been treated with flax oil to give it a distinctive honey color, and has an ecru canvas sling; for information and pricing contact Andreas Jaroschek.
Above: Teak Adirondack Chair and Footrest; $620 at Gardenside.
For outdoor dining sets, see 10 Easy Pieces: Outdoor Bistro and Chair Sets.
N.B.: This is an update of a post published June 23, 2010.