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Contemporary Garden Furniture

In the summer months your garden becomes an extra room so it is important to choose furniture that fits in with your lifestyle so that you can make the most of outdoor living.  

Whether you want to be able to dine al fresco, entertain friends and family or simply relax and enjoy the weather there are many reasons to invest in some new garden furniture.

We believe that in order to get maximum enjoyment from your garden furniture that low maintenance is must.  Why waste time maintaining your furniture when you could be simply using it and relaxing and enjoying your garden!  This is why at Design Icons we offer garden furniture that is hard wearing and requires little or no maintenance.  Products made from tough Polyethylene or Polypropylene like those in our Serralunga and Pedrali ranges are particularly well suited for use outdoors as these items are UV resistant so will not fade if left outside and they also water resistant so are ideal for a British Summer.  Other products make use of special fabrics like Batyline which is made from polyester mesh which is extremely comfortable as well as being 100% UV resistant, water resistant and easy to clean.  This fabric is often used on boats for its durability.

Sometimes you may want to store your furniture over the winter months so with this in mind a lot of our products are stackable and certain products, fold down when not in use to save on storage space. 

If you want to enjoy your garden after dark we offer a range of illuminated furniture and outdoor lights to let you enjoy your garden long after the sun goes down.   Let your imagination run wild with Meteor or Porcino by Serralunga or give your patio or terrace a contemporary feel with the Bonheur lamps.   

With the right furniture choices you can maximise your enjoyment and make the most of the summer months.