Summer is in the air and we are all about soaking up the summer sun in the most leisurely fashion possible. There are few things that feel as luxurious as basking in the ambience of summer like spreading out on a lounger while sipping on a crisp beverage with a good read in hand, while shaded under a audaciously wide-brimmed sun hut. To turn this fantasy into a reality, we have rounded up some of our favourite outdoor lounge chairs that are sure to help you soak up the sun. But, in order to find the best outdoor lounger for your budget and aesthetic, our advice is to keep it simple and lean towards seats that are sturdy and durable.
Save: Porte Pescara Striped Deck Chair, R1,999
We love the meditative act of sitting down low and slightly inclined in a cosy cotton seat. Taking cues from a summery hammock, consider a folding deck chair that can be placed anywhere from a grassy lawn, on the patio or deck, or even on the beach. The Porte Pescara Striped Deck Chair from Poetry is a comfortable and gentle deck chair that is perfect for remaining grounded during the warmer months.
Available through www.poetrystores.co.za
Spend: Pedersen Lennard Atlantic Beach Chair, R2,495
We know not everyone favours a slouchier chair for their outdoor loungers, and would rather opt for something with a bit more support throughout. Depending on how you would like your outdoor lounger to sit and function, you may prefer a chaise longue as a permanent feature in your outdoor area or a more portable deck chair that you can fold up, put away, or take anywhere. Our pick leans towards the latter: Known for their colours and expression through sleek wood, Pedersen Lennard’s newest Atlantic Beach Chair is a great companion for the beach or pool. Picture yourself lounging close to the ground with your feet to the floor and you are ensconced in sensation of floating toward the horizon.
Available through www.pedersenlennard.co.za
Splurge: Gubi Initial Outdoor Lounge Chair by Mathias Steen Rasmussen, About R39,465
If you are in the market for a luxurious take on the outdoor lounger, one that is durable and resistant, then we recommend keeping an eye out for any chair that is made out of iroki. This is a wood that is naturally resistant to the elements, making it sturdy as a permanent feature for any outdoor furnishings or features. It is no wonder iroki can be found on boats, outdoor decks, and the world’s finest outdoor furnishings. Our pick is this luxuriously nautical MR01 Initial Outdoor Lounge Chair by Mathias Steen Rasmussen fir GUBI, with is ropes woven and strung throughout its base and backrest, it is our ultimate choice for summer 2024.
Available through www.gubi.com