Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes


Trends & Finds

Design Trend: Outdoor Furniture with an Indoor Aesthetic

Comfort. Style. Adaptability.

These are the things design savvy consumers are demanding from their outdoor furniture.

They are requesting more comfort from their outdoor sofas, with the aesthetic becoming more ‘indoor’ as they seek to blend indoor and outdoor patio spaces together.

They are further seeking furniture that caters to a variety of different uses, from outdoor entertaining to daytime lounging, which changes seasonally as our needs change.

With Coco Republic’s new outdoor collection, we’ve delivered on such requests, with the new furniture line focuses on delivering liveable comfort, as well as a seamless transition of style from inside to outdoors.

Embracing contemporary design with clean lines, the collection even complements a diverse range of lifestyles – whether you reside in the coastal suburbs, or an inner city apartment, the pieces are designed for both large and small outdoor living spaces.

The new pieces are beautifully crafted, balancing a mix of textures from woven rope details with powdercoated aluminium, to quality crafted timbers. Whilst contrast piping on upholstery further adds definition to the stand out designs.

My recommendations:

If you’re after a modular sofa, the Cayman Outdoor Sofa is highly recommended; it was a bestseller in our 2016 collection, and now offers additional configurations and dark/light options to suit your outdoor living space.

Another unique modular option with luxurious proportions is the Panama Sofa which you can configure to your outdoor space.

Cayman Sofa

For the design savvy customer, the Pacific Sofa is the quintessential casual contemporary option offering style and durability for outdoor entertaining and relaxation.

Inspired by a perennial outdoor lifestyle, the Barcelona Sofa offers a light, refreshing touch of class incorporating soft, yet durable outdoor fabric and comfortable cushioning with sleek Italian-inspired design. The Barcelona Sofa is extremely versatile, suited to many homes from a classic Hamptons aesthetic to contemporary beachside pad.

Discover the 2017/18 Outdoor Collection here.


Anthony Spon-Smith

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