Never has the outdoor room been so important.
The first steps of the path out of lockdown are straight into the garden: into al-fresco lunches, drinks by the fire-side, cozy dinners under some twinkling lights. At Tollgard we have ten garden heroes to help make your garden sing.
Meridiani’s Joi Open Air Dining Table & Tai Dining Chairs
Meridiani’s Open Air dining table collection has a beautiful iroko solid wood frame and concrete top: materials made for the outdoors. The outdoor dining tables come in a variety of shapes and sizes, with clean lines and a modern aesthetic. The wooden base and soft grey finish ensure these tables can blend organically into any outdoor living space.
The Tai Open Air Dining Chairs are the perfect pairing for the Joi Open Air Dining Table. The chairs are expertly crafted with polypropylene rope and supported by a painted aluminium frame. The minimalist colour scheme incorporates Chalk, Petrol, Elephant and Black: simple and sophisticated.
As a Studio, one of the larger gardens we’ve been let loose in is set in the centre of Amman, Jordan. The villa, conceived by Lebanese architect Raed Abimilla, is a striking contemporary monolith that uses local materials in unexpected formats. We created zones to dine, relax and entertain in the grounds, choosing pieces from our favourite suppliers to be true to the creative DNA of the interiors.
The softly woven backs of the Meridiani chairs are inviting yet robust. Meridiania are famous for the quality and breadth of their fabric choice, and their exterior offering lives up to this. A mix of benches and armchairs keep the arrangement laid back yet elegant. The long concrete table is sculptural enough to look beautiful even when not set for an alfresco lunch.
Heatsail by Piet Boon
“Piet Boon’s outdoor heater, Heatsail, is a sophisticated addition to any outdoor space. This unique product combines a lamp with an integrated heating system, increasing the comfort of outdoor living and extending the outdoor season.”
— Philip Howe, Tollgard Chelsea Harbour
Gandia Blasco’s Flat High chaise lounge
The Flat High chaise lounge is a stunning designer piece that combines thermo-lacquered aluminium sections in white, sand, anthracite and bronze with a 100% recyclable polyethylene sheet top. Gandia Blasco’s range of muted colours and textures ensures timeless practicality.
For contemporary settings we often turn to manufacturer Gandia Blasco. They are famous for their clean lines and crisp detailing. We tend to use a metal finish to add a little warmth to the mix.
We selected Gandia Blasco’s Flat High chaise lounge for our Quinta do Lago Villa project, as the view was so spectacular, we wanted to keep the outdoor arrangement very clean.
We discovered early in the design journey that our clients had a love of art and sculpture, and an appreciation of furniture as crafted, designed pieces. We wanted to carry this vision into the outdoor space, which is why Gandia Blasco’s Flat High chaise lounge was the perfect choice for this contemporary project. View the project here.
SOMA by Indigenus
No outdoor space is complete without Indigenus’ SOMA planter. Made in South Africa with vernacular materials, their unique rounded sculptural style make these planters a special addition to any outdoor or indoor space – whether filled with plants or not!
Byarums Bruk’s Waterloo Sofa
It is not often that you can reconfigure your sofa to choose your view. Byarums Bruk’s Waterloo Sofa makes this possible. With two fronts, you “can choose to turn towards the path or the view”. – Jesper Ståhl & Karl Malmvall, Byarums Bruk
"Our curation of residential spaces encourages us to see exterior spaces as extensions of these liveable, comfortable spaces in which to relax, connect with family and find things to do together. The choice of furniture, lighting and accessories is key to creating a view from the interior that draws the eye and soul outside.”Head of Interior Design
Patio outdoor rug by Limited Edition
Outdoor rugs are growing in popularity and Limited Edition’s “Patio” version, has quickly become one of the cornerstones of its collection. This durable rug, available in a variety of neutral hues, can be used in a range of settings, as it comes with or without accent lines.
The LARS sofa and coffee table by Piet Boon
Piet Boon’s LARS sofa combines comfort and practicality. Its robust and generously proportioned frame and lush cushions are paired with the clean lines of the LARS coffee table for effortless exterior elegance.
The Hoist outdoor lights by RBW
Hoist illuminates any outdoor living space perfectly. The shade is available in a variety of colours and diameters and can be wall-mounted. Extending Spring and Summer nights has never been easier.
Piet Boon in Tollgard Chelsea Harbour
We love the way the Piet Boon outdoor room in Tollgard Chelsea Harbour is coming together. The lounge area showcases the LARS series of sofa, coffee table and armchair. The dining table is the ANNE and is paired with the NIEKE dining chairs. Our Indigenus planters add some functional sculpture to this outdoor haven and are well-worth seeing in person. Come over to the green side!
"Tree bathing is an ancient Japanese process of relaxation that forges a bridge with nature by spending time breathing it in through all the senses. There is extensive research that spending time in nature – even looking at pictures of nature – promotes health and happiness. The combination of contemporary design in an outdoor setting has never been more important than now. Nature is going to be our healer. Let’s get out there!"Founder and Creative Director
Do you want to make your garden sing?
We are pleased to share that all our Top 10 Garden Heroes are available through our Tollgard Showrooms. Please visit our showroom website to make an enquiry. Our team of designers and sales consultants would be delighted to help you!
If you are interested in Piet Boon for a commercial project, please reach out to our contracts team. Max, Tatiana and Margarita will be very pleased to help you.