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Suzanne Rheinstein and Chanae Richards on the hottest outdoor sofas
Designers Suzanne Rheinstein and Chanae Richards take on the season’s hottest outdoor sofas.
1. 561 Trampoline by Cassina
CHANAE RICHARDS: The shape is really interesting. I’d use it on a deck in the Berkshires.
SUZANNE RHEINSTEIN: Ideally, I’d have two of these facing each other. They’re fun and unusual. 79.5• w. X 78.5• d. X 28• h.; $16,430. cassina.com
2. Oasi by Paola Lenti
SR: A great sofa for lolling and lounging.
CR: I appreciate the flexibility both with the configuration and armrest inclination. 169• w. X 90• d. X 29• h.; price upon request. paolalenti.com
3. Ottoman by Ligne Roset
CR: I’m ready to curl up and take a nap on this, but the seat height could be challenging for older clients.
SR: It’s incredibly casual. Perfect for either side of a fireplace on a terrace. 65• w. X 37• d. X 27• h.; from $4,790. ligneroset.com
4. Roma by Derek Castiglioni
SR: It’s beautifully detailed, ideal for the Amalfi Coast with an Aperol spritz in hand. CR: Look at that frame! This was made for a screened-in porch in Charleston. 90.5• w. X 39• d. X 31• h.; price upon request. derekcastiglioni.com
5. Piatro Mosaic Bench by Kelly Behun
CR: This belongs in a foyer with high ceilings. The mosaic inlay is so stunning.
SR: Very chic. It’s almost a work of art on its own. 69• w. X 19• d. X 34• h.; price upon request. theinvisiblecollection.com
6. Caribe 2-Seater Bank by Ames
SR: It’s cheerful and practical for warm, rainy climates like the tropics.
CR: Hello, gorgeous! I adore the weaving; I wouldn’t change a thing. 45• w. X 28• d. X 28• h.; $2,877. ames-shop.de
7. Locus Solus Loveseat by Exteta
CR: It’s eye-catching, and I’m intrigued to see it upholstered with a solid seat cushion.
SR: This is a wonderful exclamation point for a patio—a practical art piece. 44• w. X 22• d. X 25• h.; $1,930. artemest.com
8. Rossi Sofa by CB2
SR: It’s an updated classic, striking without being too look at me.
CR: The hairpin legs really caught my eye. I’d customize it by making the back adjustable. 101• w. X 34• d. X 30• h.; $1,847. cb2.com