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

‘Armadillo’ lounge chair, price on request, by MUT Design, for Expormim


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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.

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


Giorgetti outdoor entertaining chair with wooden curves and a comfy seat

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. 

‘Clop’ rocking chair, £4,950, by Dominic Siguang Ma & Feng Wei, for Giorgetti

B&B Italia

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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.

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


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

‘Half Dome’ lamp, €1,745, by Naoto Fukasawa, for Kettal


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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

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


Lego Colosseum Wallpaper* Design Awards

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.

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