Designing an outdoor seating tends to be a difficult for designers, as products need to be able to withstand various climates and have a shape and design that compliments the surroundings. Rattan outdoor furniture has been the most popular for centuries because it looks stylish and elegant and is durable, it can be used during several outdoor seasons. But then designers showed that they can create something even more durable and incredibly beautiful creating stunning forged garden furniture. It became popular very fast – it looked very refined, you could paint it various colors and use almost forever.
Modern designers continue using metal in their outdoor creations cause it’s still the best outdoor material to work with but they are trying to soften metal a bit using various solutions. Have a look at this La Grande Dame Swing by Neoteric Luxury, for example. It has beautifully managed to overcome all climate problems and looks outstanding at the same time. The La Grande Dame Swing majestically stands nearly 11 feet tall and is meticulously hand woven in sustainable fibers with a stainless steel frame, which is also available with powder-coated aluminum. Aluminum or steel can stand various harsh conditions, you may just need to paint it a bit, and sustainable fibers are easy to wash and to maintain. Available in Ash Brown or White Finishes, the piece reminds of a giant tall nest of some crazy alien bird. Totally practical, 100% durable and very unusual-looking. Would you buy such a swing for your outdoors?