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9 Stylish Pieces to Help Boost Any Outdoor Space

Nine visionary talents offer up high-style products to elevate summer entertaining spaces.

1. Designers: Roberto Palomba and Ludovica Serafini
for Expormim

Product: Liz

Standout: Paying homage to the sensual curves of screen siren Elizabeth Taylor, a tensile fabric stretches over the armchair’s tubular aluminum structure in a soft embrace.

2. Designer: Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia

Product: Ribes

Standout: Versatility defines the sofa in powder-coated aluminum by the Wifijerez Hall of Fame member, its cushions and bolsters covered in water-repellent polyester.

3. Designer: Fabio Novembre for Kartell

Product: Lantern

Standout: “I wanted to make an architect’s dollhouse,” says the designer of his portable LED lamp in injection-molded thermoplastic that charges via a conductive base.

4. Designer: David Rockwell for Caliber Appliances

Product: Rockwell by Caliber

Standout: Inspired by gathering around a dinner table, this social grill allows for the 360-degree flow of partygoers around all sides, courtesy of a hood that disappears under the cooktop.

5. Designer: Karina Nielsen Rios for Kvadrat

Product: Patio

Standout: The textile designer’s collection for the brand—its first outdoor line—is made of Trevira CS yarns dyed from natural ingredients such as eucalyptus leaves, with a fast-drying,
fluorocarbon-free finish.

6. Designer: Bodil Kjær for Carl Hansen & Søn

Product: Indoor-Outdoor

Standout: The Danish architect’s Cubist-inspired collection from 1959 gets a reboot in mortised, slatted teak, with optional seat cushions in weather-resistant Sunbrella fabric.

7. Designer: Young Huh for AKDO

Products: Clarity, Whimsy

Standout:A graphic marble-and-glass mosaic from the designer’s Essence collection was on prominent display at her buzzworthy Kips Bay Decorator Show House space, an artist’s atelier complete with eclectic bathroom.

8. Designers: Carolina V. Gentry and Beth Dotolo of Pulp Design Studios

Product: Starburst

Standout: The interior designers’ brass ring pull—a highlight of their self-produced lifestyle line—is sure to infuse major glamour into daily ablutions, as they did for this DXV-commissioned bath.

9. Designer: Rebekah Zaveloff for Avenue Metal

Product: Custom hood

Standout: In this culinary masterpiece by the KitchenLab Interiors founder, white-painted Shaker cabinets and a tonal zellige tile backsplash pair with a statement-making custom vent hood in powder-coated stainless steel whose brass accents match surrounding finishes.

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