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10 Easy Pieces: Outdoor Sculptural Lounge Chairs


10 Easy Pieces: Outdoor Sculptural Lounge Chairs

February 7, 2017

We like the idea of outdoor furniture acting as sculpture. The way a lounge chair rises up from a patch of grass like a Richard Serra or Barbara Hepworth piece in a sculpture garden. Here, in concrete, wood, and steel, are 10 of our favorite sculptural outdoor lounge chairs.

Willy Guhl Loop Chairs by Matthew Williams for Gardenista

Above: A cult favorite, the Loop Concrete Chair by Swiss industrial designer Willy Guhl is made of natural fiber cement; $1,200 at Stardust. Photography by Matthew Williams from Gardenista: The Definitive Guide to Stylish Outdoor Spaces.

Altherr Molina Leaf Round Outdoor Chair

Above: By Altherr Molina for Arper, the Leaf Lounge Chair with Sled Base has a design that mimics patterns seen in nature; $940 at Hive Modern.

Skagerak Denmark Lido Lounge Chair

Above: The Lido Lounge Chair by Jakob Berg for Skagerak Denmark is $1,242 at Danish Design Store.

Paulsberg Sitzliege Slub Lounger Chair

Above: The Slub Lounger is made of carbon-reinforced concrete and can be movable or ordered with mounting points to attach to the floor. The lounger is priced as though it were sold through a gallery; €2,870 ($3,083 USD) at Paulsberg.

Ronan Erwan Bouroullec HAY Palissade Lounge Chair

Above: The Palissade Lounge Chair designed by Ronan + Erwan Bouroullec for HAY is available in a variety of natural colors; $745 at Danish Design Store.

Sponeck Outdoor Concrete Chair

Above: The Sponeck Concrete Chair by French industrial designer Julia von Sponeck is made with two layers of durable fiber cement and is both shock resistant and weatherproof; $1,280 at Stardust.

Massproductions Tio Easy Chair in White

Above: From Swedish Massproductions, the Tio Easy Chair is designed for indoor or outdoor use and is made of powder coated galvanized metal wire; $309 at Finnish Design Shop.

Patricia Urquiola Maia Chairs at Kettal

Above: Designed by Patricia Urquiola as a lightweight, sculptural chair to harmonize with its natural surroundings, the Maia Chair is made of an aluminum frame and Porotex fabric. Contact Kettal for pricing and more information.

Cane Line Edge Highback Chair

Above: The Edge Highback Chair by Strand + Hvass for Cane-line has both an austere and ultra-modern look; $1,115 at Danish Design Store.

Bertoia Diamond Lounge Chair

Above: The iconic Bertoia Diamond Chair can be used outdoors with limited exposure to the elements; $1,201 at Design Within Reach.

Paulsberg Clubsessel Spurt Chair in Concrete

Above: Made of a single sheet of lightweight reinforced concrete, a Spurt Club Chair by Paulsberg comes in two colors of gray (Stone and Mouse) and is €1,270 ($1,363 USD) at Paulsberg.

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