With levels of sunshine that most Northern Europeans can only dream of, outdoor living is obviously a big part of the Southern European lifestyle. Come June, however, it’s hopefully time for us all to lounge around outside in style too. Get ready for summer with our picks of some of the most luxurious and stylish design pieces for your garden, terrace or balcony from our favourite Southern European brands. La vita è bella!

Portuguese brand GlammFire (top image) creates exclusive outdoor fireplaces with a difference. The stunning, highly contemporary Stravaganza fire pit has the ‘wow factor’ in spades, and although it falls firmly into the ‘investment piece’ category, is sure to become the focal point of your outdoor space. It’s also available in a choice of rusted cortex steel, lacquered carbon steel, cortex varnished steel or golden leaf dressed finishes.
GlammFire, ‘Stravaganza’ fire pit, €9,390
GlammFire, ‘Stravaganza’ fire pit, €9,390


Fermob, children’s picnic hut

This stylish but fun children’s picnic hut by French outdoor furniture brand Fermob is perfect as a den and manages to feel both open and secluded at the same time. Guaranteed to keep little ones busy with their own adventures, they can eat and play all summer long whilst still being protected from the sun or rain. Add the matching Adada rocking horse chair for extra fun.
Fermob, children’s picnic hut, €1,055
Fermob, ‘Adada’ rocking horse chair, €227


Diabla, ‘356’ Chaiselongue

If you’re looking for a statement piece, look no further than this elegant 356 lounger from Spanish brand Diabla. Made from 100 per cent recyclable polyethylene, its sleek, aerodynamic lines were inspired by the first Porsche 356 cars from the 1950s, and consequently, it’s as ergonomic, comfortable and durable as you might expect. Go for pink or red to really stand out from the crowd.
Diabla, ‘356’ Chaiselongue, €590


Kettal, ‘Fila’ floor lamp

The Fila outdoor floor lamp, designed by Michel Charlot for Spanish brand Kettal, may look like a simple wire sculpture, but come sunset, the textile lampshade lights up to create a colourful shadow-play in the night. Choose from three sizes and seven colour combinations to fit your own outdoor space.
Kettal, ‘Fila’ floor lamp, £POA

Nardi, ‘Komodo 5’ modular sofa

This clever modular sofa from innovative Italian brand Nardi has a fibreglass resin frame on which you can personalise your own sofa and easily rejig and reconfigure the padded cushions on all sides. You just need to choose the colour.
Nardi, ‘Komodo 5’ modular sofa, from €1,800 to €2,200 (depending on the type of pillows).


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