These landscape furnishings help designers create public or private outdoor spaces that are more comfortable — and beautiful.
Automated MAX Cantilever Umbrella
TUUCI’s Automated MAX Cantilever patio umbrella comes with a push-button interface that controls lighting, heating, and shade. A telescoping mast allows for easy automatic opening and closing over tables and chairs. The umbrella provides up to 480 sf of shade in octagon, square, or rectangle shapes, in either a single or double configuration. Ambia LED light illuminates upward, distributing soft, ambient light evenly across the canopy, while two energy-efficient infrared heaters offer comfort on chilly days or after the sun goes down.
Designtex + Sunbrella Collection
The Designtex + Sunbrella collection of high-performance fabrics is woven with Sunbrella’s solution-dyed yarns, engineered with high lightfastness to provide lasting, vibrant color that won’t fade in the sun. All patterns are mold and mildew resistant and can be easily cleaned with bleach or soap and water, making them suitable for high-traffic areas. A range of styles are available in an extensive color and texture palette — from the top-stitched aesthetic and woolly feel of Split, to the tufted chenille weave of Schism, and the asymmetrical plaid of System.
Created for Living Divani by Italian designer Leonardo Talarico, the Vizio cup holder is made of a solid base and two intersecting steel rod stems. Available in laser-cut steel or a polyamide synthetic material in black or white finishes, the stand can hold drinks or snacks at a comfortable height, eliminating the need for a larger side table.
Residential beekeeping is growing in popularity, with the rate of beginner beekeepers more than doubling in the last decade. Made in collaboration with Duluth-based Lake Superior Honey Company, Loll Design’s Beehive takes a modern approach to the typical backyard apiary. The Beehive offers intuitive ventilation, a lockable flat roof, tall legs for better ergonomics for the beekeeper, and a sturdier box for the internal wood frames. It comes in five colors of recycled high-density polyethylene made primarily from recycled milk jugs.
Oh, It Rains!
Philippe Starck collaborated with B&B Italia to create this outdoor sofa and armchair collection for public or private spaces. The large backrest can fold down during bad weather to cover and protect the inside surfaces of the seating. All elements are customizable, and the seat structure can be integrated with a side table in Mediterranean stone. The seating comes in a palette of warm and natural tones ranging from beige to brown, and the water-repellent raffia-inspired fabrics make the furniture completely waterproof.
Generation 50 Collection
The Generation 50 line of benches and litter receptacles, designed by Robert Chipman, are a contemporary interpretation of Landscape Forms’ classic benches. They come back or backless with a curved or straight-face board. They are offered in three arm styles, or armless, as a traditional, cantilevered, top-of-wall mounted, or wall-mounted bench. The bins are available with a side- or top-opening lid and are made of ipe, jarrah, and domestically sourced, thermally modified ash, as well as steel, with a black polyurethane base and lid.