Live Outside: High Quality Outdoor Furniture That Lasts
Outdoor furniture in the Scandinavian aesthetic from Danish design brand Skagerak
A comfortable outdoor living space automatically extends the square footage of your home. Whether you have a compact balcony or a multi-level patio, there are plenty of high quality outdoor furniture options for you.
High quality outdoor furniture can be hard to find. Luckily, Danish design brands like Skagerak have heirloom-quality outdoor patio furniture ready to face the elements in the minimal and functional Scandinavian design aesthetic. Skagerak claims that summer is their favorite season, saying it’s when their classic collections “work their magic.”
Year after year, Skagerak furniture gathers family and friends around the table and suggests social interaction and relaxation with designs that will never go out of style
Discover favorites from our outdoor collection end enjoy a breath of fresh air!
High Quality Outdoor Furniture: Lounge
Lounge in or out of the sun with Skagerak’s Between The Lines Deck Chair and matching stool. This outdoor lounge chair is a Scandinavian take on the classic Adirondack chair, providing similar comfort with a more contemporary and refined look. The foot rest adds a whole other level of outdoor coziness, making it possible to spend hours outside lounging with a good book and a nice cold drink.
Skagerak’s Lilium collection characterizes an urban and contemporary expression and flexible use. While the entire collection is made with teak and stainless steel––strong and sturdy outdoor materials––the design can work indoors, too. Shown here is the Lilium Lounge Table and Lilium Lounge Chair, the perfect combination for casual comfort and lounging. Skagerak collaborated with BIG––Bjarke Ingels Group––to design Lilium, taking inspiration from the waterfront port area in Aalborg, Denmark that is transforming from a hardcore industrial zone to a new and exciting part of town.
Designed to move around with you wherever you go, the By Your Side Table features a gorgeous teak handle that makes it easy to move around plus a removable aluminum tray that’s perfect for serving. Since it works both indoors and outdoors, it’s the perfect piece if you have a knack for restyling.
Enjoy the comfort of indoor furniture under the open air with Skagerak’s Virkelyst Sofa, Virkelyst Chair, Virkelyst Table, and Virkelyst Pouf. The simple teak wooden frame is a striking contrast with the thick and soft cushions just waiting for you to lounge around. The cushions are water, dirt-repellent, and mildew-resistant. Without treating the solid teak frame, it will turn a beautiful silvery grey.
Enjoy Scandinavian comfort wherever you go with the Lise Sunchair, a vintage-inspired foldable outdoor chair perfect for day trips, beach trips, or wherever you need flexible seating in style. Made with heavy-duty galvanized steel and water and dirt repellant fabric, this lightweight chair is the perfect portable yet high quality outdoor furniture piece.
As Skagerak’s longest-living garden bench launched way back in 1982, the Drachmann Bench has become a Danish classic. Inspired by Danish poet and painter Holger Drachmann, this outdoor bench design balances Nordic nostalgia and modern simplicity while being ready to face all kinds of weather.
High Quality Outdoor Furniture: Eat
Resembling the soft oval shape of a lily pad, the Lilium collection welcomes you with a curious and inviting gesture. “Lilium is designed for the modern, flexible and pragmatic time we live in, when outdoor furniture is not necessarily only used outdoors but can also blend in naturally in the living room, the lounge area of a restaurant, or in the workplace,” says BIG, the design studio behind the collection.
The combination of a lightweight X-frame in stainless steel with planks of golden teak plays with the graphical effect of the grain of the wood and the simplicity of the slats used to make Lilium an instantly likable furniture series. Over time, the untreated teak will patinate into a silver-grey color that complements the steel. Shown here is the Lilium Chair and Lilium Dining Table, the perfect pair for dining outdoors.
The last piece from this series is the Lilium Bench, which can work in lounge and dining spaces, indoors or outdoors. We love this dreamy waterfront scene taken at Urban Rigger, student housing in the harbor of Copenhagen designed by BIG.
Skagerak never fails to disappoint when it comes to high quality outdoor furniture, as shown here with the Overlap Outdoor Table and matching bench. Simple in design, this minimalist table features a stunning western red cedar top and hunter-green powder-coated steel legs. At 86” long, there’s plenty of room to host a large outdoor gathering.
Looking for a high quality outdoor patio set that can fit in a small space? Opt for Skagerak’s Picnic Table and Picnic Stool. This incredibly practical design by Herman Studio adjusts to the size or style of your party. Fold it in half to set it up against a wall and pull it out when you need more space. Fold both sides down to store away when not in use, which is extra handy if your balcony doubles as a sunbathing or outdoor workout space. The small handle on the table top makes moving it a breeze!
Made with a combination of powder-coated aluminum and high quality teak wood, the Fuori Serving Trolley harmoniously mixes luxury with institutionalism. Skagerak thoughtfully used aluminum to keep it light and easy to move around and use for serving or even for potting plants in a garden space. Over time, the teak patinates with a beautiful silver-grey glow.
High Quality Outdoor Accessories: Chill
Set the mood with these high quality outdoor accessories.
Light up the night with Skagerak’s portable Teak Oil Bollard Lamp. As you can see, the Fresnel glass used scatters light beautifully while still being easy to clean.
Made with solid cast iron, the Helios Fireplace is the perfect aesthetic fire pit that offers an optional steel grill. With two handles, it’s easy to move around when not in use, with a bowl designed to provide optimal airflow for both wood and charcoal. When left outdoors, the cast iron develops a gorgeous natural patina that adds to the look.
Add warmth to just about any outdoor space with indoor/outdoor plastic woven rugs from Pappelina. Shown here is the Belle Rug Runner in Concrete, with a dark tone that makes a great option for outdoor use. We wrote all about the new Pappelina rug collection here.
Discover more ways to transform your outdoor living space with our complete Outdoor collection, plus find the perfect serving tray to bring from the kitchen to the yard.
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Batten Home carefully curates Scandinavian furniture designs and minimalist decor objects for the modern home. We are inspired by a Scandinavian aesthetic and Danish design philosophies with a new modern design feel we like to call new Nordic design.
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