The outdoor dining table is the focal point of the summer cottage: there's always space for one more visitor and time for one more game of UNO. Design Stories chose six beautiful and durable outdoor dining sets – take a look and find the perfect match for your summer home!
1. FDB Møbler: Sammen
Versatility is key when it comes to summer cottage outdoor furniture. FDB Møbler's compact M3 Sammen dining table does not take up unnecessary space when you only need a few seats, but with the help of separately sold extension leaves, you can stretch the table to accommodate as many guests as you like – and even connect several tables together. The sympathetic table gets its name from the Danish word meaning “together”.
2. Muuto: Linear Steel
Do you enjoy an active holiday, or would you rather just keep your itinerary completely blanc? If the latter sounds better, Muuto's Linear Steel dining table is ideal for you: designed by Thomas Bentzen, the streamlined garden table is made from hard-wearing and maintenance-free materials such as galvanized steel, making it a perfect piece for the summer cottage.
3. Carl Hansen & Søn: BM1771
At the summer house, all meals from breakfast to midnight snacks are enjoyed outside whenever the weather allows it. Invite your friends and family over and host an extravagant summertime feast – the large BM1771 dining table is up for the task and ready to keep the party going from dusk till dawn. Even though generous in size, the foldable design makes storing easy.
4. Skagerak: Selandia
Scandinavian cottage furniture is traditionally quite stripped down, but there's always room for a touch of French elegance! Skagerak's Selandia table boasts a minimalistic nordic mood but with a Parisian twist, making it an irresistibly refined and high-spirited garden table for the summer cottage.
5. Fermob: Calvi
Even though we'd rather not think about the end of sweet summer days before they have even properly started, it is still wise to take into consideration the storing of outdoor furniture during the winter months. Even a large dining set can be easy to store when you opt for foldable or easily collapsible pieces. Fermob’s Calvi table designed by Antoine Lesur is made from light and durable aluminium, and the legs can be detached.
6. HAY: Palissade
The Scandinavian summer is filled with surprises from heatwaves and hail storms to refreshing summer rain, so our outdoor furniture needs to be designed to deal with all kinds of weather. The graceful yet stern Palissade outdoor furniture collection features a carefully considered structure that lets both wind and rain pass right through and the weather-resistant powder-coating gives the pieces a carefree finish.
Text: Mira Ahola Images: Manufacturers