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June 7, 2015
Originally published in Bring the Outside In
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Outdoor Essentials
These designs will have you summer-ready before your first sunburn sets in.
Essential outdoor products like the teak and steel Tipi outdoor floor lamp by Marten Gustav for Cyren Skargaarden

Tipi outdoor floor lamp by Mårten & Gustav Cyrén for Skargaarden, $2,580. Made in Sweden from teak slats and blackened steel, the sleek lantern offers a handsome way to add illumination outside. 

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Essential outdoor products like the stainless steel City Grill by Kenyon

City grill by Kenyon, $475. Urban denizens rejoice: The electric City grill is suitable for indoor and outdoor use, so even if you don’t have a backyard, you can still have a cookout. It’s housed in hardy marine-grade stainless steel and boasts a dishwasher-safe grate. 

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Essential outdoor products like the copper and cement Aquart outdoor shower by Selab Selletti

Aquart outdoor shower by Selab for Seletti, $285. Constructed from elegant copper and weighty cement, the shower connects to a garden hose to dispense water.

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Essential outdoor products like the Rope basket by Ligne Roset made of woven recycled plastic

Rope basket by Ligne Roset, $85. The indoor-outdoor basket is crafted from woven cord made of recycled plastic. Use for storage or to hide planters.

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Essential outdoor products like the aluminum Jian armchair by Neri&Hu for Gandiablasco

Jian armchair by neri&hu for Gandia Blasco, $2,090. Inspired by traditional Chinese courtyard spaces, the chair features removable water-repellent cushions and a thermo-lacquered aluminum frame.

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Essential outdoor products like  Sommar glasses by Ikea

Sommar glasses by Ikea, $5 per four pack. Unbreakable and vibrant, the glasses are an affordable mainstay for outdoor entertaining. 

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Essential outdoor products like the polyolefin and aluminum Mogambo umbrella by Paola Lenti

Mogambo umbrella by Paola Lenti, $25,500 as shown. The parasol features polyolefin and waterproof polyester cord handwoven onto the varshished aluminum frame. Pair with the Clique side table and pouf or use freestanding.

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Essential outdoor products like the teak Knit coffee table by Patrick Norguet and Ethimo

Knit coffee table by Patrick Norguet for Ethimo, $306. Teak is prized for its durability and natural water resistance—hence its frequent application  in boat building. Here, French designer Patrick Norguet utilizes the material in a restrained table.

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Essential outdoor products like the fiber-cement Flo fireplace by Brown Jordan Fires

Flo fireplace by Brown Jordan Fires, $4,495. Fueled by bioethanol, the clean-burning design doesn’t need to be attached to a utility hookup. The fiber-cement piece is five feet long and has a 15,000 BTU output.

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Essential outdoor products like the acrylic Painted Lines by Robert Allen

Painted lines by Robert Allen, $138 per yard. While fabric has a delicate, hand-painted look, it’s made from hardy Sunbrella acrylic—a high-performance material with a soft feel.

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Essential outdoor products like the steel Fat Sofa by Patricia Urquiola for B&B Italia

Fat sofa by Patricia Urquiola for B&B Italia, $10,173. Sofa maven Urquiola debuted the original Fat sofa in 2007; now the popular design is adapted for outdoor use with a cord-wrapped steel back and water-repellent fabrics. 

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Essential outdoor products like the red, steel picnic cooler from Crate & Barrel

Red picnic cooler by Crate & Barrel, $70. With a nod to the past, the powder-coated steel cooler offers a retro-inspired way to tote picnic sundries.

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Essential outdoor products like the teak and steel Tipi outdoor floor lamp by Marten Gustav for Cyren Skargaarden

Tipi outdoor floor lamp by Mårten & Gustav Cyrén for Skargaarden, $2,580. Made in Sweden from teak slats and blackened steel, the sleek lantern offers a handsome way to add illumination outside. 

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