The Latest and Greatest Outdoor Furniture of 2023
Our ongoing roster of this season’s best.
Updated May 12, 2023 2:17 PM
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It seems like all of our favorite design studios and retailers have dropped new sectional sofas, side tables, and even chic firepits over the past few months, if not days. To help you get a handle on all of the powder-coated aluminum, weather-resistant faux wicker, and plush Sunbrella-covered cushions fresh on the market, we plucked the most noteworthy additions and alphabetized each by brand, below—and there’s more to come. If summer soirees and backyard barbecues aren’t already on your mind, they will be shortly.
Arhaus’s new outdoor product range is vast, running the gamut of fully upholstered daybeds to traditional solid-teak frames. The 11 collections (plus a few expansions and one dedicated to installing outdoor kitchens) all appear to nail one of the following distinctions: a low profile, modular, easy-to-arrange combinations, or dramatic angles. The prices are definitely in high-end investment territory, but that’s to be expected from the brand.
It’s all about the ’70s at Article. It’s easy to spot inspiration from the decade, including an earthy-focused color palette and curvy, chunky silhouettes sported by chairs and coffee tables. New styles also boast dual-purpose pieces. Our favorites include the Toro pool lounger-and-table combo, with its eucalyptus-wood base and powder-coated aluminum mechanisms for adjusting between four recline positions. Eyes are also on a playful terrazzo table decked out with extra shelving so you don’t have to choose between keeping a chilled beverage or summer read close.
For the first time ever, Burrow has launched outdoor furniture. The Relay collection delivers on patio dining and lounging with modular sets and stylish stand-alone pieces made with galvanized steel frames, quick-drying foam cushions, and waterproof fabrics. For now, everything is available in two color choices: a neutral salt and moodier shale. But as you can expect from the brand, most items—even the massive, eight-piece modular sectional—will ship in multiple, easy-to-move boxes that are just as easy to break down again for storage by the season’s end.
The Malta collection from Castlery consists of an egg-shaped lounge chair and equally round drum and pedestal coffee tables, plus a sofa. The weather-resistant, wickerlike weave sets the foundation for a textural olefin-covered cushion (a fabric known for being UV resistant and quick drying), so summer showers won’t be a worry when decorating an uncovered deck or patio.
Crate & Barrel
Leanne Ford took to the outdoors for her fourth furniture collaboration, Jeannie, with Crate & Barrel. We love that teak is the star of the collection, as it’s paired up with simple, goes-with-anything cushions. But reviewers are also raving about the rock-inspired, sculptural side table, confirming it’s worth the hype. “It’s smaller than a cocktail table but much larger than an end table,” one shopper writes. Another adds, “It’s even better in person.”
The Crate collection veers from Hay’s powder-coated past, though the all-wood chairs and tables are actually a reedition of original designs by Dutch architect Gerrit Rietveled in 1934. The original goal was to repurpose a surplus of wood crates, which the blocky frames nod to.
Created by Canadian British industrial designer Philippe Malouin, Hem’s first outdoor furniture drop—Chop—features a mix-and-match ensemble of stainless steel tables and stackable chairs. Each is offered in bold, earthy powder-coated finishes, including an eye-catching ultramarine blue.
House of Leon
Provence is the latest outdoor collection by Los Angeles–based brand House of Leon. As the name suggests, the minimalist iron frames draw inspiration from the South of France, where the idyllic landscape is dotted with vineyards. The elegant silhouettes, with windowpane-like seat backs and table bases inspired by sculptor Diego Giacometti, bring the fabric of the moment—nubby bouclé—outdoors. Equal parts modern and timeless, tap the sofa or dining chairs to bring an elevated, European touch to your backyard. The only caveat? You may be waiting until June for these to ship.
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
New to Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams’s outdoor range—which already consists of the Sanibel, Del Mar, Alys, Jupiter, Adirondack, and Santorini collections—is Telluride. While limited to covered spaces only, the series of tables all feature rough cuts of Omani marble with hammered edges. And, new this season, you’re now able to customize one of the two recently added upholstered lines (including a collaboration with Rafael de Cárdenas) in a Sunbrella fabric. This option lets you take a sofa or chair from the Haywood Wide Arm, Laurel, Sullivan, Burgess, Hatcher, Jada, or Costello collections from the living room to the back patio.
We’re gearing up for a series of new releases from Neighbor, but for now, we can’t stop talking about Terra, the formerly teak-only brand’s new material, aluminum. There’s tons to love about the plump cushions (filled with more fill and foam than its predecessor, Haven) covered with recycled Sunbrella fabrics. Pull any of its modular seating up to the brand’s even newer concrete firepit, Mesa, which is powered by natural gas and doubles as a coffee table when not in use thanks to a slatted wood top.
Last month, RH unveiled its new outdoor collection focusing on rich new finishes and sculptural shapes. Case in point: the Trelica collection’s lattice details. Inspired by Brazilian Muxarabi window panels, the dappled, slatted effect can be spotted across chairs, tables, and daybeds drawn up by designers Thomas Bina and Ronald Sasson. Other luxurious launches worth perusing include Cape Town, Cortona, Matira, Oslo, Trieste, Santos, and Solaro.
Skagerak by Fritz Hansen
Skagerak’s modular, slatted-teak offerings never miss, and that hasn’t changed since it’s come under the Fritz Hansen umbrella as Skagerak by Fritz Hansen. In February, the Plank collection expanded to include chairs and tables by Aurélien Barbry using (what else?) FSC-certified teak. And the Banco bench, by Hugo Passos, dropped at the same time. The contoured backrest is fine alone but can be paired up as a double-facing design.