It’s a very British thing to comment on the state of the weather, but it’s a topic of conversation we as a nation love to chew the fat on.
Despite being confined to our homes for the past couple of months, the silver lining of quarantine is that the UK has been blessed with long periods of warm weather.
This has meant that those with gardens and patios have been able to break out the BBQs and sun loungers to make the most of lockdown life.
In the spirit of advocating staying at home and reducing the spread of coronavirus, we thought we’d compile a list of five Design Guild Mark winners, celebrating traditional and contemporary styling, that would complement an outdoor space.
DGM 193 Floating Bench by Simon Pirie
The Floating Bench responds to a gap in the market for contemporary, sustainable, European hardwood garden furniture and can be produced as a two or three-seater bench or as an armchair. It is unique in that the gently curved back rail appears to float unsupported whilst at the same time being robust and comfortable to sit against. The floating effect is enhanced by the contrast between the dark, scorched seat and the natural oak back and arms
DGM 154 Eos by Matthew Hilton for Case Furniture
Eos is an aluminium all-weather outdoor range consisting of 12 pieces. It is slick enough to work in either indoor or outdoor dining spaces. Eos is lightweight – literally and visually, smartly proportioned and very comfortable. Certain to inspire leisurely outdoor living during the long days of summer, this collection was named after the Greek goddess of dawn and bringer of light.
DGM 153 William by Mark Gabbertas for Gloster
William was developed around the idea that outdoor furniture can have the same elegance and lightness of touch as its interior counterparts. Gabbertas explored the potential of three-dimensionally shaping solid teak sections to achieve a visually striking profile and an ergonomically correct one. William utilises a hidden and almost invisible fixing system which was developed especially for this chair.
DGM 48 Lizard Lounger by Simon Burvill for Gaze Burvill
The sleek, curvaceous design and elegantly contoured construction of this single sun lounger provides excellent comfort with a choice of five angles of recline. We are envious of anyone who gets to be lazily sprawled out on one poolside right now.
DGM 23 Cloud by Mark Gabbertas for Gloster
Truly taking the indoors out, Cloud is the ultimate expression of the outdoor living trend. The classic seating collection allows a wide number of different size units to integrate together to create almost limitless design possibilities. If you can imagine it, chances are it can be created with Cloud.