Time for Fun in the Sun

The cherry blossoms have been blooming for sometime outside my living room window and now March has arrived with sunny Spring close on its heels. It’s time to start planning for some outdoor parties and to order some outdoor dining, lounging, and napping furniture to bring it all together. Don’t forget to add an umbrella to your list, a great way to get some often needed shade.

Representing a huge array of companies, Inform Interiors can help you plan any range of outdoor spaces in many different styles.

Remember ordering early will help ensure you get plenty of time to enjoy the perfect outdoor setting.

Any questions give us a call or email anytime.

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In this post you will get a brief introduction to some of the outdoor brands we work with and their products, lots to see so take a stretch.


Alias definitely has some great collections for the outdoors. Some of our favorites come from designer Alberto Meda, known for his masterful chair designs. The Teak series above is a clean mixture of wood and metal parts, a change of texture from his Frame series (see catalogue) which is similar in form but uses stretched mesh for the seating.

The De Hors outdoor sofa system by Michele de Lucci and Philippe Nigro


Download the Alias Outdoor Catalogue here


B&B Italia has only been producing their own outdoor furniture for a few seasons now but they have definitely set a new standard in design and construction. Above left the Canasta series round sofa by Patricia Urquiola is the perfect backyard lounge and on the right the Springtime tented sofa makes for a great haven by any pool.

Recently introduced is the Titikaka bench by Naoto Fukasawa (below left), Wallpaper Magazines Best Bench of 2010. On the right another collection by Urquiola the Crinoline highback chair.


Download the B&B Italia Outdoor Catalogue here



The Showtime series by Spanish Jaime Hayon and Barcelona Design has a language of its own. Many of Hayon’s works reflect a Alice in Wonderland like mix of whimsy and fancy.



With outdoor products designed by Tokujin Yoshioka, Ron Arad, Christophe Pillet, and Philippe Starck, Driade has no shortage of iconic pieces in their collection.

Recently introduced is the OutIn series (above and below left) by Philippe Starck. Place two of the striking high-back armchairs facing each other for an immediate intimate space.

Above right the Pipe chairs by Philippe Starck



Creating innovative products aimed at bringing people together, Extremis looks at outdoor like no other companies. The Gargantua table (above left) can be set as a table with multi height benches or brought all together for a great big family feast.

The Qrater outdoor firepit, rusted and rugged



Gervasoni’s outdoor collection has wide variety of materials that come together as a very beautiful whole. Ceramics, woods, metals, plastics, and fabrics are mixed to create a great textures.

The white polypropylene InOut 101 looks ethereal lit up at night on its own.

InOut sofa and rocking chair in woods treated for outdoor use.



Heller has created a simple paradigm: good design, industrial production and reasonable prices. With a small curated collection Heller is able to offer reissued classics such as the Bocca lips (above) by Studio 65 and the amazingly styled Bellini chair at incredibly good prices.

The Bellini chair has been one of our best sellers for both residential and contract use. It is also available in high gloss as the Ultra Bellini.




Kartell has been producing plastic products for decades with greats such as Joe Colombo, Piero Lissoni, and the list goes on.

A recent favorite has been the Thalya chair shown above. The ultra smoothness of the polycarbonate is visually softened with a subtle mesh pattern, intelligently applied on the backside so the seat can stay smooth.

Above left the Papyrus chair by the Bouroullec brothers. Above right the icon Louis Ghost chair by Philippe Starck.



With products by leading designers Konstantin Grcic, Ron Arad, and Stefano Giovannoni, Magis has some definitive outdoor products.

The raw Chair One in stacking, concrete, and stool is always a great choice, there’s never any water pooled up on the seat to clean off.

Above left the sculptural Voido rocking chair by Ron Arad. Above right the Family First series.



Dedicated to outdoor, Royal Botania knows what works outdoors and how to make it look great. Complete series ensure residents and contract to plan out entire outdoor spaces with a unified style. Above the Ninix Teak extending dining table and Teak chairs.

Above left the O-Zon round table with rotating center. Above right the Ninix lounge with smooth hydraulic recline

A wide selection of umbrellas styles, sizes and finishes



Produced in Belgium, the Tribu line has a clean aesthetic paired with a high level of comfort. The large spacious KOS lounge above makes a great outdoor daybed.

The pure outdoor sectional sofa and armchair.

Above left the KOS dining table and chairs. Above right the Neutra lounge by Vincent Van Duysen.



Zanotta has a limited but interesting collection of outdoor furniture. Above the Club series of outdoor lounges.