6 x dining table and chairs for the summer house – introducing stunning dining sets for outdoor use

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!

An image of FDB Møbler's Sammen outdoor furniture collection in the garden of a summer house, as part of the summer house decor.
Team the Sammen table up with matching chairs, with or without armrests. Designed by Thomas E. Alken, the Sammen collection is not only delightfully functional but also beautiful: the refined teak outdoor furniture series combines traditions and modern nuances in a fresh manner.

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”.

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An image of Muuto's Linear Steel table and benches in the summer house garden, as part of the summer cottage decor.
Muuto's Linear Steel bench gives a charming nod to old-fashioned cottage furniture, adding a modern touch to the summer house decor without forgetting about traditions. The collection also includes chairs in various styles.

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.

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An image of Carl Hansen & Søns BM1771 table and BM1871 benches on the beach.
Carl Hansen & Søn's BM1771 outdoor dining table is a reinterpreted classic, originally created by legendary designed Børge Mogensen in the 1970s. Finish the look with the BM1871 bench or the BM4570 chairs from the same collection.

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.

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An image of Skagerak's Selandia table and chairs by a summer house, as part of the summer cottage decor.
Made of teak, the Selandia table and chairs will turn a charming silvery hue over the years, underscoring the refined nature of the collection.

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.

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A product image of Fermob's Calvi table in a nutmeg shade.
Fermob's Cadiz chairs are the perfect companion to the Calvi table but the streamlined table can be teamed up with various styles of outdoor dining chairs.

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.

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An image of HAY's Palissade outdoor dining table and Palissade chairs on a summer house terrace, as part of the summer home decor.
The versatile Palissade collection designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec offers a wide variety of outdoor tables, chairs and benches – it is easy to pick and mix a set that best works for you.

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.

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More inspiration:

• The Summer Shop at Finnish Design Shop >
How to choose furniture for a small balcony or porch? Introducing 9 space-saving designs >

Text: Mira Ahola Images: Manufacturers

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