Designed by Jordi Vilardell and Meritxell Vidal, the Halley outdoor lighting fixtures from Italian lighting company Vibia is the latest in LED illuminating innovations. Inspired by Halley’s Comet, this unusual lighting fixture features an overarching shape that brightens the night sky with an LED light strip. Bathe your outdoor eating, seating and entertaining areas in warm light and make it a conversation piece. The Halley lighting comes in three basic shapes – ground-to-ground, ground-to-wall and ground-to-clamp – which can be connected to suit your space, and easily dismantled and reassembled when you’d like to move it. This outdoor fixture is waterproof, so rain or shine, Halley will shine on! For more information visit Vibia.
10 Feb 2010 | Outdoor Lighting
Looking to funk-ify your outdoor living space? These wooden outdoor furniture designs from Deesawat have got your number. The Green Wall, Stick Up and Summer Cabana will bring fun and function to your outdoors, making it the hotspot of the summer season.
Green Wall (pictured above) is a modular wood shelf system that is ideal for displaying your potted plants, vines or trinkets. Used as a backdrop or as a divider, this shelf system is cool to the max.
The aptly named Stick Up collection (pictured above) is simple yet stylish, taking on branch-like forms to incorporate a rustic yet refined look to your outdoors. The line includes a lampshade, birdhouse, coat hanger, coffee table and a seat and bases of various heights.
And what summer space would be complete without these chic Summer Cabanas? Pictured above, these fully flexible, functional and fashionable frames let you choose from two design options: the Summer Bed complete with two beds, cozy cushions and three sectional tables; or the Summer Picnic, which is equipped with a table and two benches – eat your heart out!
Check out these modern wooden outdoor furniture designs, by Deesawat.
5 Feb 2010 | Outdoor Furniture
These elegant lounge chairs from Pooz are made for outdoor living and lounging. Inspired by the natural flex and features of wood, the easy-going, undulating shapes make these lounge chairs the perfect complement at poolside, on the deck or in the garden. Through the artful bending and shaping of the wood, these pieces have a unique movement about them, taking the eye on a visual ride along their smooth, wavy curves. And the body is in for a ride of its own – right to relaxation land. The Home lounger is made with three, four or five wood slats, each progressively deeper to cradle your body and with an integrated armrest. Milno is another sun-lounger design made of oak and walnut, with a natural finish that highlights the woods’ inherent characteristic grains. Tild features that same signature curvature, only this unusual lounger is raised off the ground and enclosed in an aluminum frame draped in fabric, so you’re made in the shade, even in the heat of the day. Check out these gorgeous modern outdoor lounge chairs, by Pooz.
5 Feb 2010 | Outdoor Furniture
The Glasoase glass patio room from Weinor is the latest and greatest in modern outdoor innovations. Offering you the best of both worlds – the comfort of an enclosed sun-room when the weather doesn’t cooperate, and the freedom of unfettered outdoor living when it does – this awesome patio room design features frameless glass walls that take you from inside out with a simple slide. And regardless of what Mother Nature’s got up her sleeve, you always have an unobstructed view of the great outdoors. Even the roof is made of retractable glass. The barely there glass panels will triple your outdoor living time, taking you from early spring to late fall in total comfort. This cool outdoor living essential is a proud 2009 Red Dot Design Award winner. To learn more about Glasoase, visit Weinor.
4 Feb 2010 | Patios
With the often-harsh Australian climate to work with and mounting concerns for the environment, Richmond-based Eckersley Garden Architecture has designed this drought tolerant garden to bring life and vibrancy to the outdoors, even when rain is scarce. The garden encircles the house with its gravel walkways, timber decks, a swimming pool, a tennis court and organically shaped plant beds featuring hearty trees, shrubs and groundcovers. This landscaped garden provides many wonderful vistas on both the small and large scale, from the juxtaposition of unusual plants and trees, to the grand hills of northern Melbourne on the horizon. “This is a property owned by passionate gardeners who generously open it for public and private viewings throughout the year.” Eckersley Garden Architecture.
27 Jan 2010 | Modern Gardens