Outdoor Furniture for Commercial Settings Recommendations
Commercial Patio Furniture Varies by Project
Many commercial settings can benefit from the addition of outdoor furniture, including offices, restaurants, retail, hospitality, education, and healthcare projects. When specifying outdoor furniture for a commercial client, designers must take several factors into consideration: use of the outdoor space, climate, long-term maintenance capabilities, budget, and aesthetics. Outdoor furnishings encompass a broad category of furniture that includes sofas, lounge chairs, side tables, coffee tables, café tables and chairs, fire pits, and planters. These furnishings can be used to accommodate lounging and dining in a variety of outdoor locations, including terraces, balconies, roof decks, courtyards, lawns, and pool areas. The addition of outdoor furniture extends interior space and allows your clients to provide more spaces for employees and customers to relax.
Outdoor furniture for commercial settings can be made from a wide range of materials. The most popular options are wood, which is treated to stand up to the elements, and metal in a variety of finishes. Removable pads add softness to sofas and chairs but can be removed during the cold months or for cleaning purposes. Outdoor furnishings come in a wide range of styles from minimal and modern to more traditional looks.
Outdoor furniture manufacturers for commercial settings include Herman Miller Collection, B&B Italia, and Vitra, among many others. Contract regularly publishes new outdoor furnishings in the product section of our magazine as well as on our website. Check back frequently to see the newest outdoor furniture offerings from top manufacturers, along with images and information.