Let us not forget that the entire purpose of summer is to relax. (Hear that, weeds?) Here are ten bright, modern lounge chairs that work equally well on a porch, by the pool, or on the lawn. Settle in with something cool to drink.
Above: The Selsey Deckchair is made in England of woven cotton fabric for £99 each from Toast. For US loungers, a similar chair is the French Beechwood Deck Chair; available in a dozen different striped fabrics from southwest France; $140 at Quel Objet.
Above: The classic Luxembourg Stackable Low Chair of powder-coated aluminum is available in twenty colors for $619 at American Country Home Store.
Above: Belgium company Royal Botania makes the sophisticated New England Armchair in teak coated with several layers of colorfast paint; available in white, red, or green for $1,386 at Unica Home.
Above: The Emmet Lounge Chair is available in grey (shown), white, black, red, green, or brown and is made in Minnesota from 100 percent recycled plastic; $399 at Room & Board.
Above: The Acapulco Chair from Suite NY is made from 50 percent recycled vinyl cord and a handcrafted powder-coated steel frame; available in 27 different colors for $600.
Above: The Sedia Outdoor Chairs by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Magis in powder-coated steel with polyamide slats is available in white, dark green, orange, or blue; $1,680 for a set of four at Unica Home.
Above: The Hoop Chair, made with a powder-coated steel frame and vinyl cording, is based on a design from the 1950s; $450 from Plain Air in Los Angeles.
Above: The Nantucket Folding Adirondack Armchair in sage is $199 at Teak Wicker and More.
Above: The Hee Lounge Chair in powder-coated steel is available in yellow, white, light blue, black, gray, or green from dkVogue for $216 each. In Europe, Moleta Munro in Edinburgh sells them in sets of four at £165 each and ships worldwide.
Above: The Classic Cotton Canvas Butterfly Chair with a stainless steel frame or black powder-coated steel frame is available with a wide choice of cover colors; $218 at Circa50.