Outdoor design plays a very important role as much as interior design. Perhaps, with the arrival of spring, some of you are thinking about decorating ideas for your garden, terrace or, for the lucky ones, the pool area. Like an indoor living room, the outdoor ones need to be planned and must follow a scheme. All whites, whites and dark greys/browns are my favourite palette. The style of your outdoor furnitures is very much personal, but, I would keep it related to the indoor space and the architecture style of the house/flat. For example, if you live in a Victorian house perhaps modern furnitures can be blend with some more traditional. There are plenty of suppliers of beautiful outdoor furnitures. I believe Italians design brands have done something extremely extraordinary, as they were able to produce timeless pieces at a very high quality. Here below, I would like to introduce you to some of my favourites in terms of material, flexibility and professionalism for deliveries and orders management.
Agora Collection by Unopiù
Eden Collection by Unopiù
An Italian brand for exclusive outdoor furnitures is: Unopiù. They are one of the leading company in Europe and their collections provide all sort of styles and products we need to create a stunning scheme. Their range goes from armchairs, sofa, loungers, chairs, tables and coffee tables but also exterior lightning. Really everything we need in different styles too. Take a look here below at those stunning furnitures. The good news is that they send deliveries in most European countries and, they have an online shop where you can make your orders from home.
Outdoor living room in teak by Unopiù
Agora Collection, outdoor living room by Unopiù
Eden Collection by Unopiù
Another absolutely exclusive supplier is: Bonacina, founded in 1889. They are mostly still a family run business with a worldwide reputation as leading indoor and outdoor company. Many of their furnitures are designed by world famous designers and architects, like Piero Lissoni. The company is based in Como and every piece is Made in Italy, representing authentic craftsmanship. The first time I came in contact with them, it was when I was working in London. We had a project for a villa in the Bahamas and we designed the pool area with Bonacina' sofa and armchairs. What I like the most about them, a part obviously from the incredible quality and design of the furnitures, it is their flexibility. They allowed us to have the sofa and armchair custom made, with the fabric and in the dimensions we wanted and they were extremely punctual in the deliveries (from Italy to the Bahamas).
Marine Collection dining chairs by Bonacina
Last but not least Italian outdoor design brand is: Minotti. Probably you are already familiar with the indoor furnitures they produce, but you must not miss their outdoor collections. I personally really love their style, it is so contemporary and elegant at the same time. Obviously, you can find in Minotti as well the distinguishably quality of the Made in Italy, just another reason to love them.
I hope you are now inspired by the great Italian outdoor design brands. If you feel like you would like to change something now in your terrace, garden or pool area but you are afraid to start on your own or feel overwhelmed by the wide range of options available, just reach out to me! I like to give advice, also online and the first consultation will be for free. I can later assist you with a concept and mood board, sketches of the floor plan, preparing the shopping list according to your budget, coordinate the suppliers and deliveries and supervise the installation of all the furnitures and materials.