Things get cushy on the patio with rounded shapes, softer textures and pliable forms.


The flat and dome-shaped sunshades in the Bistrò collection (from $18,340) by Paola Lenti bring shelter and, with the customizable add-ons of a pouf or table, softness to your outdoor space.

Light Show

Santa and Cole’s Cestita Batería ($750) is a portable, cordless version of the classic 1962 lamp designed by Miguel Milá. The lantern brings light—and perhaps the dance of shadow puppets—to soften any corner of the backyard.

Sink In

The weather-resistant knit of the Gios chair ($499) and ottoman ($399) wraps around a square-yet-supple silhouette to create a relaxed perch for late-afternoon cocktails or after-dark stargazing.

Backyard Basin

Take the concept of forest bathing literally: a bath outside in Native Trails’ curvy Avalon concrete tub ($10,548), made from a combo of natural jute fibre and cement in earthy tones.

Circular Logic

The round, airy base of the Mesh table series (from $1,298), designed by Patricia Urquiola for Kettal, lets light filter through to create pretty patterns. The tables come in hues like lilac and feldspar to provide a pastel pop on the patio.

Designer Pick: Lean Back

“This lounger offers the perfect starting point to create a beautifully layered patio space. I love the chair’s asymmetry and textural weave.”—Tanya Krpan of Tanya Krpan Design Co., Vancouver

CTR Meridienne lounger ($12,235) by Tribù,