It’s Open Air Season: Your Guide To Sustainable Outdoor Furniture
Are you ready for patio season? The warmer spring and summer months will be here before you know it, and there are so many ways to start planning how you’ll maximize your outdoor living spaces for style and functionality before then. Whether you have a large backyard, poolside lounge area, or even a smaller balcony or front porch to work with, here are our favorite outdoor furniture collections to add some sustainable and finely-crafted elegance to your upcoming days and nights outside:
The Jack Collection From Ethnicraft
Known for their ethically sourced and sustainable hardwood furniture, Ethnicraft brings the same thoughtful hand-craftsmanship to their Jack Outdoor Collection. Inspired by the smooth lines and curves found in nature, this 100% solid teak collection is intended to blend seamlessly into the peaceful beauty of the outdoors. From the Jack Outdoor Adjustable Lounger with its clean, modern design, to the Jack Coffee Table’s sleek, rounded corners, these pieces are built to weather the weather, and bring luxurious comfort to any outdoor space. Most recently, the Jack Collection is also available in black teak, if you’re looking to create a bolder statement with your patio or poolside lounge area. Our design experts love the versatility of this collection’s mix-and-match options, and suggest pairing the Jack Outdoor Sofa with a Lounge Chair to round out the perfect entertaining space, or to extend your home’s living room outside simply by opening up the patio doors! Each and every detail of Ethnicraft’s outdoor furniture is carefully considered for comfort and timeless style; the Jack Collection features cushions made with Belgian-woven upholstery, and includes the option for rain covers to preserve and protect the longevity of your pieces.
The Ocean Collection From Mater
When it comes to outdoor furniture, Mater takes sustainability to a whole new level with their Ocean Collection that’s expertly crafted using recycled ocean plastic waste like discarded fishing nets. Based on the original designs by Joergen and Nanna Ditzel in 1955, these pieces are the perfect blend of Mid-Century Modern simplicity and eco-conscious efforts. Each Ocean Bench incorporates a steel frame with a gunmetal finish, and repeating slats of upcycled plastic for an inviting, easy look that has the added benefit of saving 3.2 kilograms of plastic waste from polluting our oceans. Consider a matching Ocean Lounge Table to complete your front porch seating area, or create a stylish and comfortable resting place for your springtime garden. Most recently, Mater also partnered with world-renowned Danish brewery Carlsberg to offer the Ocean OC2 series, which uses upcycled, plastic beer kegs to reduce the amount of furniture waste that ends up in landfills. Designed for easy disassembly to ensure that each individual part can be further-recycled into new production circles, pieces like the Ocean OC2 Outdoor Chair are doing their part to combine innovative, sustainability solutions with high quality furniture manufacturing practices.
It won’t be long before family BBQs, pool time with friends, and summer sunsets will be tempting you to spend more of your days and nights outside. With Urban Natural’s Quick Ship option, you can start arranging your new Ethnicraft or Mater outdoor spaces in just 4-6 weeks’ delivery time. Be sure to browse our other exceptional outdoor furniture collections too, and you’ll be ready to welcome those balmy evenings and longer days of sunshine in no time.