Top 10: Online Outdoor Furniture Sources

by Melissa Goldstein
domaine-top-10-market-02 CURRAN: What started as a small-scale catalogue put together by furniture manufacturer rep Jeff Curran in 1996, has since grown into a Seattle-based showroom and online retailer for sophisticated contemporary décor. The brand's triaxal-weave-patterned Kirar Deep Seating Set is ripe for curling up to devour that summer page-turner (Kevin Kwan's Crazy Rich Asians anyone?).
domaine-top-10-market-12 MCGUIRE FURNITURE: Marking its 60th anniversary this year, SF-based McGuire Furniture prides itself on working with trained artisans whose priority is fine craftsmanship. And with its intricately woven, powder-coated pedestal base, the Water Mill Dining Table is replete with evidence of said thoughtful construction.
domaine-top-10-market-01 ALLEGRO CLASSICS: An all-around go-to as far as breadth of merchandise, the modern-leaning Allegro Classics stocks everything from souped-up cantilever retracting patio umbrellas to freestanding wooden cabanas for sunbathers in need of rays-relief. Their Andalusia Wicker Dining Chair and matching table are constructed with sturdy aluminium frames, then wrapped in weather-resistant wicker for the perfect blend of an organic aesthetic with durability.
domaine-top-10-market-04 SMITH & HAWKEN FOR TARGET: The powerhouse big-box retailer absorbed shuttered garden brand Smith & Hawken in 2010, and its beloved outdoor furniture staples are a major win for the mid-range market. A standout: the weather-resistant wicker Belvi Woven Club Chair, which looks like the sort of thing we'd make a beeline for on vacation, poolside marg in hand.
domaine-top-10-market-05 MAISON BERTET: With the democratic mission to make good design available to everyone at a reasonable price point, California-based online retailer Maison Bertet cuts out the middleman and works with manufacturers directly. Founded in 2004, the brand's bohemian twist on modern design is evident in the Belize Arm Chair, whose ombre grey PVC weave is wrapped around an aluminium frame.
domaine-top-10-market-07 SERENA & LILY: The brainchild of former Microsoft exec and children's boutique owner Lily Kanter, and decorative painter and textile designer Serena Dugan, this Sausalito-based company's outdoor furniture collection is among the freshest out there. The playful 60's-riffing Scandanavian-inspired Double Hanging Rattan Chair embodies the brand's traditional-meets-global aesthetic.
domaine-top-10-market-06 VIESSO: Born out of a desire to transform consumers' décor shopping experience through user-friendly technologically, eco-friendly principles, and customisable products, LA-based Viesso was founded by a trio of college friends in 2004, who launched the furniture line out of their apartments. We're taken with the classic teak Coast Dining Table, featuring Viesso's signature X-frame in powder-coated aluminium.
domaine-top-10-market-10 VIVATERRA: Dedicated to selling products that are organic and, when possible, from sustainable sources, VivaTerra specialises in handcrafted indoor and outdoor furniture, global home accessories, and contemporary and modern rustic garden pieces at an easy-to-justify price. And, if you need to sit on something shiny they have got that covered too: try the eye-catching hand-embossed Hammered Drum Collection.
domaine-top-10-market-09 COST PLUS: Quick retail moniker history lesson: when this store opened in 1958 in SF's Fisherman's Wharf, merchandise was sold at cost, plus 10%. The chain has always catered to those seeking handmade pieces from around the world, and continues to do so, with offerings including Campaign-inspired desk furniture, Balinese baskets, and the chartreuse woven metal Landon Coffee Table.
domaine-top-10-market-08 TERRAIN: Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, Terrain is the home and garden sister store to Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters, with brick and mortar shops in its hometown as well as Westport, Connecticut. The brand's well-edited collection of outdoor furniture favours clean-lined, vintage-influenced design that looks more expensive than it is--such as the teak and metal Round Back Bench, which is modelled on a 19th-century French blueprint.

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