MoMA’s not exactly known for outdoor gear, but it does offer a surprisingly well-stocked collection of loungers, folding chairs, and umbrellas for your backyard, like the tri-tone spaghetti lounge chair we anointed with a Home Award last year and this swervy, scooped-out folding chair for kicking back.
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Best For: Stylish accent pieces and conversation-worthy decor
CB2 is the slightly more youthful counterpart to its sister brand (and parent company) Crate & Barrel. It prides itself on exclusive collaborations with celebrities like Lenny Kravitz and interior designers like Ross Cassidy. From cool marble designs to sculptural tables, and a bounty of rattan and travertine, each piece feels luxe without leaning pretentious.
Best For: Affordable-ish, globally-influenced designs with a twist
Instead of boring wicker sectionals, West Elm ups the ante with handwoven all-weather wicker details that look as good in your home as they would at an eco-resort in Mexico. The company prides itself by working with artisans around the world. You’ll also find bold pieces and sculptural designs that can transition between indoor and outdoor spaces depending on the season.
Best For: Substantial style on a budget
Variety is what makes Target’s outdoor furniture offerings stand out from other big-box retailers. You can dress your yard with mid-century silhouettes from Project 62 or take it easy with a bohemian Opalhouse egg chair. While you’re at it, pick up outdoor loot like accent pillows, planters, lanterns—and still have money left over to stock up on Pirate Booty.
Lulu & Georgia
Best For: Down-to-earth aesthetics and luxurious neutrals
Lulu and Georgia is all about making your home feel cozier, and the sentiment extends to its outdoor furniture collections, which are filled with vintage-esque, earthy pieces with sumptuous texture. In addition to dining sets and lounges, you’ll find teak furniture like sideboards and bar carts that can easily upgrade your terrace.
Best For: High-end outdoor entertaining with architectural flair
When it comes to quality, RH reigns, so it’s no wonder it’s such a hit among interior designers. Its outdoor collections incorporate high-end materials like sustainable Indonesian teak and architectural lines. For a bit more Brutalist intrigue, check out its concrete tables that pair beautifully with its aluminum-framed chairs.
Best For: Splashy, colorful pieces with plenty of personality
Industry West is all about craftsmanship paired with visual interest. And when it comes to outdoor pieces, chairs are certainly its specialty. You can find a rainbow-hued aluminum dining chair for a Brooklyn backyard, a bistro rattan chair for a pied-à-terre patio, or even a wildcard number like this bench that includes space for a planter.
Best For: Variety, speedy shipping, and plenty of product reviews
What doesn’t Amazon sell at this point? Certainly furniture in heaps, like side tables, outdoor rugs, and patio sets for small spaces—all at pretty reasonable price points. The best part is that products often have hundreds of reviews to browse so you can get the rundown on whether that teak table you’re eyeing will crackle and pop after a day of rain.
Best For: Of-the-moment, low-cost designs