Whether garden furniture for spacious patio areas and gardens or balcony furniture for big city plants - at einrichten-design, fresh-air fanatics of all kinds will find what they are looking for. Incidentally, the trend is towards the "outdoor living room" - that is, an extension of the cosy living area outdoors during the summer months. For this purpose, you will find numerous pieces of outdoor lounge furniture that have the cosiness of a living room sofa, but are wind- and weatherproof thanks to state-of-the-art outdoor materials.
Of course, the right lighting should not be missing either! Wireless LED lights are on the rise and can be used variably and repeatedly in new places. Sunshades, outdoor rugs, planters and combined barbecue/fire pits make the outdoor fun perfect.
In the following, we will tell you what to look out for when buying and using high-quality garden furniture.
Taking stock - What dimensions must be taken into account for a garden furniture set?
Nothing would be more annoying than to find out after the purchase that the new garden furniture set does not fit on the balcony. You can easily avoid this by carefully measuring the garden area you want to furnish beforehand. In our online shop, you can see all the dimensions of your future garden furniture under Dimensions / Info for the respective product. So nothing can go wrong!
Depending on the dimensions, you can choose to create a real outdoor lounge with relaxation loungers and outdoor sofas - or order practical stackable or foldable chairs and tables for smaller patio areas and balconies online.
If you have a lot of space, you should take a look at the designer outdoor furniture from Dedon or Cane-Line, which offer practical garden furniture modules that can be individually assembled in addition to design highlights. For small outdoor oases, for example, the delicate folding chairs by Fermob together with a matching balcony table are ideal.
In general, you will find narrower design garden furniture in our balcony furniture category, and their larger siblings under lounge furniture and garden furniture.
Plastic Garden Furniture - Example Vitra
The most famous representatives of exclusive plastic garden furniture can be found at Vitra. Whether Panton Chair, All Plastic Chair or Tip Ton Chair - all this Vitra seating furniture is also suitable for outdoor use. Plastic is known to be very easy to care for and can simply be cleaned with soapy water if it becomes dirty. However, it is advisable to make sure that the manufacturer - like Vitra - applies a UV coating that protects the colours from fading.
Nevertheless, your coloured designer garden furniture should not be exposed to sun and rain for a longer period of time in order to keep it in an optically optimal condition for a long time. In terms of outdoor suitability, plastic furniture is almost unbeatable.
Polyrattan garden furniture - Moroso example
They are also easy to care for, but appear a touch more homely: we are talking about garden furniture with polyrattan weave. Plastic fibres are woven in such a way that a continuous seat surface is created. Outdoor chairs made of polyrattan weave are particularly comfortable because the weave gives slightly when you sit down. Because it is made of synthetic fibre, polyrattan furniture is also weather-resistant and relatively easy to clean. At Moroso, an entire outdoor collection is based on this manufacturing principle: M'Afrique captures the magic of Africa and is definitely worth a look!
Metal garden furniture - example Fermob
The French manufacturer Fermob has specialised in the production of designer garden furniture made of metal and does not give rust a chance - every garden chair or table at Fermob is provided with a powder coating that perfectly seals the surface and also ensures colour stability. And colours are in abundance at Fermob! All those who would like to design their balcony, terrace & co. in a colourful way are right on target with the metal garden furniture from Fermob. You can read more about the colour of the year 2018 in our magazine.
By the way: Fermob even offers garden chairs and tables in the right size for children. As with plastic furniture, cleaning can be done quickly with soapy water and a cloth.
Teak garden furniture - example Skagerak
Garden furniture made of wood has a long tradition and is just the thing for nature-loving gardeners and nostalgics. In the course of environmental protection, tropical wood - which is particularly suitable for garden furniture because it is very durable - has rightly fallen into disrepute. Fortunately, there is an environmentally friendly alternative: FSC-certified teak from sustainable plantation cultivation. This is used, for example, by the manufacturer Skagerak, which provides us with robust garden furniture designed with great attention to detail.