Best Outdoor Entertaining: Wallpaper* Design Awards 2021

Lounging furniture, fun and games for outdoor socialising: discover the winners of ‘Best outdoor entertaining’ in the Wallpaper* Design Awards 2021

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Interiors: Olly Mason
(Image credit: Leonie Bos)


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‘Armadillo’ lounge chair, price on request, for Expormim

(Image credit: MUT Design)

Our outdoors seating selection of lounge chairs includes ‘Armadillo’, MUT Design’s new take on the classic rattan papasan armchair created for Expormim.


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‘Frame Vineyard’ daybed, from €8,000, for Vondom

(Image credit: Ramón Esteve)

Ramón Esteve’s ‘Frame Vineyard’ triangular daybed for Vondom features a pitched sunshade that provides refuge from the demands of the outside world, while making us dream of a sunny escape.

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Giorgetti outdoor entertaining chair with wooden curves and a comfy seat

‘Clop’ rocking chair, £4,950,  for Giorgetti

(Image credit: Dominic Siguang Ma & Feng Wei)

Dominic Siguang Ma and Feng Wei’s ‘Clop’ for Giorgetti isi a playful birch plywood design that can be used either as a rocking chair or a small armchair. 

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‘Ayana’ chair, from £1,408; table, from £3,264, for B&B Italia

(Image credit: Naoto Fukasawa)

Naoto Fukasawa's ‘Ayana’ collection is described by its maker B&B Italia as ‘warm minimalism’. The seats feature a backrest with spindles that recall a Swedish wall bar – thankfully, you’re not expected to use it for a workout, but rather to admire its solid wooden frame from all angles.


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‘Half Dome’ lamp, €1,745, for Kettal

(Image credit: Naoto Fukasawa)

Another design by Fukasawa, the elegant ‘Half Dome’ lamp for Kettal, will add the perfect lighting to your new outdoor stage.


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‘Play’ dining and ping-pong table, from €3,800; ping-pong kit, €290,

(Image credit: Ethimo)

A dining table that becomes a ping pong table is our idea of outdoors fun: Ethimo’s ‘Play’ dining/ping-pong table is a perfect example of multifunctional garden furniture


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Lego Colosseum, £450, by Rok Žgablin Kobe, for Lego

(Image credit: Rok Žgablin Kobe)

Lego’s Colosseum – its biggest set ever at 9,036 pieces –  features mostly pieces of the same colour, so you’ll have to arm yourself with patience (rather than a gladiator’s sword) to complete it.

Léa Teuscher is a Sub-Editor at Wallpaper*. A former travel writer and production editor, she joined the magazine over a decade ago, and has been sprucing up copy and attempting to write clever headlines ever since. Having spent her childhood hopping between continents and cultures, she’s a fan of all things travel, art and architecture. She has written three Wallpaper* City Guides on Geneva, Strasbourg and Basel.