For an outdoor chaise with rustic charm, look no further than those made of teak. Used for shipbuilding, teakwood is naturally decay- and mildew-resistant, making it the perfect material to lay out on after a swim. Here are our 10 favorites.
Above: Designed by Povl B. Eskildsen for Skagerak in 1990, the Riviera Sunbed (10,955 DKK, or about $1,682) is made of teak slats and coordinates with a cushion in Marine, Dark Grey, or Sand sold separately. Available directly from Skagerak. Above: The Sabi Paola Lenti Sun Lounger is the only lounge chair on our list not made of teak: It’s made from sassafras wood in two different finishes. Contact Milia Shop for pricing and ordering information. Above: The Terassi Chaise is designed by Studio Tolvanen from Helsinki. It’s inspired by 1930s-era furniture and made of teak and Sunbrella fabric in Papyrus (shown) or Char; $2,795, exclusively at Design Within Reach. Above: The Weishäupl – Newport Teak Sun Lounger in teak has an adjustable headrest and is available with or without wheels; $1,310 at Connox. Above: Another classic design from Skagerak is the Columbus Sunbed made from 100 percent FSC-certified teak and black or white fabric; 5,995 DKK (about $917) at Skagerak. Above: The grand dame of outdoor chaises is the Charlotte Perriand Tokyo Outdoor Chaise Lounge produced by Cassina. It was designed in 1940 when Perriand took inspiration from Japanese architecture but wasn’t produced until 2012. It’s available in teak (shown) or bamboo with a seat pad and headrest in Sunbrella fabric; $8,445 at Design Within Reach. Above: The Kingsley Bate St. Tropez Chaise in teak comes with the option of fabric color. It is the top pick of architects Faith Rose and Devin O’Neill of O’Neill Rose Architects for an outdoor chaise. (They used the chaise shown here by the pool of a Berkshire mountains weekend home, featured in Swimming Pool of the Week: A 1920s-Era Summer House at Woods’ Edge). Contact Kingsley Bate to purchase. For more, see Outdoor Furniture Roundup: Architects’ 10 Favorite Collections. Above: The Weishäupl – Prato Sun Lounger is made with teak slats; $1,535 at Connox. Above: The Norm Architects Finn Chaise is made of a sustainably harvested teak frame with Sunbrella cushions; $1,995 at Design Within Reach. Above: The Cairo Teak Outdoor Chaise Lounge comes with light gray cushions for $849 at Home Depot.