In this Nine to Know, we explore a collection of must-have pieces designed for outdoor entertaining.
When it comes to entertaining, outdoor spaces offer a change of pace from indoor spaces – granted that you are fully prepared. Durable, water-resistant fabrics are essential, as are flexible lighting and shade sources. In this Nine to Know, we explore an edit of outdoor essentials for your next en plein air soirée.
Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby originally designed the Flos Bellhop lamp for the London Design Museum. Acquired sometime later by Italian lighting brand Flos, the portable lamp evokes the spirit of a modern-day candle, perfect for creating an intimate outdoor setting.
Handcrafted in Brisbane by Made by Pen, the Field serving tray is a new take on the ‘lazy Susan’. The tiered serving tray with rotating timber plains draws on inspiration from agricultural landscapes and ancient food-sharing traditions.
Sydney-based designer Henry Wilson applies his signature metal-welding techniques to a collection of tealight holders. The holders’ reflective solid brass creates a warm atmospheric glow when the candle is burning.
Kris Van Puyvelde prioritised the user experience when designing this umbrella for Australian outdoor furniture brand Parterre. The base contains a quick-release mechanism; all you need to do is take hold of one of the arms and lift.
With offices in Europe, America and the Philippines, DEDON are experts in modern, handcrafted outdoor furniture. Their ambient LOON floor lamps, designed by Sebastian Herkner, impart a ‘balloon-like reservoir of light’ for entertaining outdoors well into the evening.