Garret Outdoor Armchair

In the world of outdoor furniture, where wicker has woven its web, and plastic has perpetually persisted, there emerges a true gem of sophistication – Mid-Century Modern Garden Furniture. Cast aside those bulky, weather-resistant monstrosities- Choose designs with slender frames and clean lines. These pieces are the Audrey Hepburn of the outdoor seating world – graceful, timeless, and always in style. Who needs an overstuffed armchair when you can have a sleek, tapered seat that effortlessly blends with the natural beauty of your garden? We don’t want to just sit in the sun this summer. We want to lounge, recline, and sip a cocktail with an effortlessly cool demeanor. Let’s take a stroll through the lush landscape of Mid-Century Modern garden furniture and explore why it’s the epitome of outdoor chic.

This is a lovely example of a simple garden set that is elevated to another level by its mid-century modern styling. Perfect for sipping a Spritz on a summer’s evening, or a coffee morning perhaps?

It doesn’t get much mroe glamorous than the 1970s-inspired wraparound shape of the Gaspard Outdoor Sofa from Soho Home. Can comfortably seat 5 or a couple of adults stretched out horizontally! Now all you need is the swimming pool to acconmpany it.

For a bit of 1970s style this large egg chair is redolent of the Peacock chair that brought that element of bohemia to homes in the late mid-century. A real talking piece and delighful for lounging.

For that country club feel these Ardingly sunloungers are the business. Lie back and watch the pool boy while hearing all the latest gossip.

The Arlia rattan lounger chair truly is a statement piece, providing the perfect blend of natural style and comfort. The smooth elegant curves are carefully created by hand and the natural rattan is steamed and curved into shape, creating eye-catching contours.

Referencing Barcelona’s Little Beach House, the Gilberto chair is a vintage-inspired slung seat crafted from solid iroko. Antique brass detailing adds a subtle warmth – a great piece for gathering friends and family outside.

This rattan rope bistro set is tremendous value and adds understated sophistication to any garden.

When it comes to mid-century modern garden furniture, we’re accustomed to the idea of bringing the outdoors in. Retro rattan has been huge in interiors for the last few years. But it appears that the latest trend is taking the indoors outside! Some of the best garden furniture this year doens’t look like it would survive for long in the elements, But it will! Take a look at some of these luxurious and stylish upholstered seats for use in the garden.

Featuring the same comforting curves and rounded shape, Soho Home have upholstered their gorgeous Garrett armchair in Elitis Farniente’s ‘Monochrome’ fabric, echoing the classic colour palette seen in Soho House Rome. A moisture-resistant internal structure and foam padding makes it outdoor safe, as does swapping the original chair’s metal base for Iroko wood.

The Morrell is a classic tub shape with cut-out back detail and Christopher Farr’s ‘Cactus Flower’ upholstery to echo the vintage prints seen throughout Soho Farmhouse. Engineered outdoor foam padding allows you to keep this piece outside.

They have continued the theme of taking the indoors out with the tables too.

The Ryker outdoor dining table is a sleek Modernist-inspired design. Again it would look in keeping indoors and looks even more stunning in the fresh air.

This beautiful Terrazzo top is the ultimate in mid-century modern garden furniture, Italian style. A Campari and Orange would look right at thome here.

Sublime in its Italian retro rich olive-green colouring with a translucent glazed round top. The Modernist shape is inspired by Soho House Rome and is perfect for a mid-century modern garden.

This white cement table appears like marble and screams Palm Springs at its most elegant. There are coffee table available too, for a more relaxed vibe.

When it comes to dining chairs there are some real gems available. Again, they would look just as at home in a dining room as on the terrace but this just adds to their charm. And all of these are stackable which is very useful if youw ant to put them away for winter.

The Lia low outdoor dining chair has a mid-century modern aesthetic, including a dark stain, solid teak frame and textured upholstery. A perfect set for informal dining in the garden.

The chic Santos Corner Sofa with its bonus matching side table, transports your mid-century interior style straight into your garden. Designed in a chic wood effect with soft grey cushioning, this sofa set is full of durable materials that are perfect for any outdoor space.

And for a 1950s flavour you can’t beat a swing seat, fit for a huge American porch. I’m picturing Liz Taylor in a white dress in a steamy Tennessee Williams play. Mint Julep anyone?

Last but not least, is this great-value garden set inspired by the Acapulco chair and a real mid-century modern garden furniture classic.

For more ideas for mid-century modern garden furniture take a look at our full page of furniture for the garden. There are so many beautiful designs to choose from. And we have a whole article devoted to rattan hanging egg chairs you must not miss. And, as you recline in your stylish outdoor haven, surrounded by the echoes of mid-century glamour, remember that in gardens, as in life, the allure of timeless design is, indeed, the ultimate perennial.

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