Iconic Indoor Furniture Moves Outside

Nov - 13

Iconic Indoor Furniture Moves Outside

If the idea of shifting an LC3 armchair outside gives you the cold sweats, take center; Design Within Reach’s new outdoor pieces might seem as though they should be in a temperature-controlled environment free of children and liquids, but they’re actually made of a lot overdressed stuff.

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Outdoor LC3 Grand Modele Armchair – $4,520

With upgraded features like Sunbrella fabric and stainless steel frames, these outdoor versions are weather resistant and ready to grace modern patios after warmer weather arrives.

One thing that has not changed: the cost. You’ll still have to drop a cent for these iconic designs.

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Outdoor Eames Aluminum Group Lounge Chair – $2,147

Besides Le Corbu’s renowned work, you will also find a few Eames icons from the new line. For modern design aficionados, they might be just what the garden requirements. And for all those who have kids, they could be a wise substitution to use indoors instead of the more easily destructible originals.


Knoll | Bertoia Asymmetric Chaise, Unupholstered – $6,187

If DWR’s choice is missing your favorite modern icon, then look at other classics to find out whether they may already be workable outside.

The Bertoia Side Chair, Asymmetric Chaise (shown) and Diamond Lounge for example are accessible powder-coated endings that could stand up to harsh weather.

Top with a vinyl cushion and you’ll have the sleekest patio furniture around the block.

Modern Icons: Le Corbusier’s LC2 and LC3 Armchairs

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