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11 ways to create a modern, minimalist-style garden

Transform your outdoor space into a gallery of artistic forms, faceted shapes and graphic lines

sculptural garden furniture
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1 ‘Roadie’ bench
roadie bench by mass productions
Mass Productions

‘Roadie Bench’ is a lightweight outdoor sofa, constructed in aluminium that has been heat treated to achieve maximum strength. The high back has a comfortable angle there is an optional cushion for extra comfort, approx £1,752, Mass Productions

2 ‘Parabel’ dining table by Eero Aarnio
parabel dining table aero aarnio
Parabel dining table

This expressive design is in fibreglass, which is an easy to care materials ideal for the garden, £4,587, Finnish Design Shop

3 ‘Ottoman’ armchair
grey pumpkin chair ligne roset
Ligne Roset

Originally designed for a hotel in Marrakech, the Ottoman Outdoor Armchair is designed by by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance and now finished in a durable, waterproof fabric, £1,849, Ligne Roset

4 ‘Gro’ planter
gro planter by nola
Nola

Designed by Mia Cullin the ‘Gro’ planter in power-coated steel can be combined with the attachable trellis, which has a water pipe integrated into the frame, approx £444; trellis, approx £30, Nola

5 ‘Airtech’ tile
airtech tile from domus
Domus

Porcelain granular and striated stones, bringing warmth and texture to your al fresco space, £71 per sq m, Domus

6 ‘Cesar’ tables
cesar by minotti
Minotti

‘Cesar’ tables by Rodolfo Dordoni for outdoors is made from Baydur® 60 structural polyurethane, and available in lacquered White, Celadon, Granito and Sand finish, £840 each, Minotti

7 ‘Nuda’ lava stone tiles
grey lava stone made a mano
Made a Mano

‘Nuda’ lava stone in ‘NU20’, is a natural lava stone from Mount Etna treated with a special formula to create a surface durable enough to be used anywhere, from £325 per sq m, Made a Mano

8 ‘Vivero’ watering can by AYTM
vivero watering can by aytm
AYTM

‘Vivero’ watering can by Danish brand AYTM is available in stainless steel or brass, £106, Finnish Design Shop

9 ‘Babylon’ stool
babylon stool by dedon
Dedon

‘Babylon’ stool by Dedon, this ribbed and asymmetrical and iconic, stool is made from an advanced roto-molding technique and made of Monolite Ipergres®, a frost-proof, non-absorbent ceramic material with excellent resistance to scratches and abrasion, £924, Leisure Plan

10 ‘IC Outdoor’ lamp
‘ic outdoor’ lamp by michael anastassiades, £990, flos
‘IC Outdoor’ lamp by Michael Anastassiades, £990, Flos (flos.com)

Designed by Michael Anastassiades this outdoor version is handcrafted from black varnished steel and finished with a statement blown glass opal diffuser, perfectly balanced on top of the slender stem. Casting a subtle, dimmable glow, the lamp is specially treated for outdoor use, £990, Flos

11 ‘Pantonova’ seating
sculptural garden furniture
Aram Store

Vernor Panton’s ‘Pantanova Linear’ and ‘Pantonova Concave’ chairs are made of chrome-plated steel wire were designed in 1971 for the Danish restaurant, Varna, made by Montana, £1,181 each, Aram Store

This article appeared in ELLE Decoration May issue
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